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Press releases

June 2015

Statement by the Archbishop of York
Tuesday 2 June 2015
Charles Kennedy, former Liberal Democrat leader, died aged 55 on 2 June 2015. The Archbishop's statement…

New Priests for the Diocese of York
Monday 1 June 2015
On Sunday, Archbishop Sentamu ordained nine people to the priesthood.

May 2015

New Altar for Rievaulx Abbey
Wednesday 27 May 2015
On Thursday 4th June, a new altar will be unveiled at Rievaulx Abbey. The building of the new altar…

Give Water, Give Life This Harvest Time
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Marking his decade of support for WaterAid, the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, inspires churches…

Archbishop Encourages All ‘Explore Vocations’
Friday 22 May 2015
Earlier this year, in co-operation with colleges and training courses in the North of England, the Archbishop…

Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 30th Anniversary St Leonard’s Hospice
Wednesday 20 May 2015
St Leonard’s Hospice will mark 30 years of caring for local people at an Anniversary Service in York…

Archbishop Completes 'Believe in Barrow' Visit
Friday 15 May 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has completed a two day visit to Barrow as part of the town’s…

Archbishop of York to Visit Furness General Hospital
Monday 11 May 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will visit Furness General Hospital (FGH) on Wednesday 13 May…

Archbishop’s Youth Trust Supports M13 Youth Project
Wednesday 6 May 2015
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust has recently supported a community-based voluntary sector M13 Youth…

St Aidan’s Church Celebrates 50 Years of Service
Wednesday 6 May 2015
St Aidan's is celebrating a half centenary by hosting a community fun day and celebration in their grounds…

Archbishop to join “We are Barrow-in-Furness Mission”
Tuesday 5 May 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to kick-start the five-day celebration of faith in Barrow-in-Furness…

Blood, Sweat and Treason - Henry Olonga visits Kirk Ella
Friday 1 May 2015
Former international cricketer Henry Olonga will be visiting St Andrew’s church, Kirk Ella, on Friday…

Archbishop’s Charity Sets a Challenge
Friday 1 May 2015
4 things we can all do to make a difference in the run up to the General Election.

April 2015

200th Anniversary Celebrations of St Augustine's Church
Friday 24 April 2015
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to preach at St Augustine’s parish church at Kirkby in Cleveland…

Bishop of Selby Speaks at Youth Trust’s Head teachers Conference
Wednesday 22 April 2015
The Bishop of Selby, Dr John Thomson today joined Head teachers and support staff from across North Yorkshire…

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