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Press releases

July 2013

Archbishop sends off Poverty Pilgrimage
Friday 5 July 2013
A national ‘Poverty Pilgrimage’, to highlight the plight of those living in poverty, will be launched…

150th Anniversary Celebrations at St Martin’s Scarborough
Friday 5 July 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is to visit St. Martin’s Church, Scarborough, to celebrate…

Archbishop of York Backs Project to Attract New Priests to God's Own County
Wednesday 3 July 2013
The Archbishop has given his backing to a new project to encourage people to think about a vocation in…

Helping Churches With Giving
Monday 1 July 2013
The Diocese of York is looking for enthusiastic, financially capable people to act as Deanery Financial…

June 2013

Archbishop To Welcome Pilgrims From Seoul
Thursday 27 June 2013
Pilgrims from Seoul who are tracing the footsteps of their forefathers and their faith will arrive at…

All Saints Awards For Young Leaders
Wednesday 26 June 2013
29 students from All Saints RC School, York will be presented with the Archbishop of York’s Young Leaders…

Archbishop Says Thank You To Charities and Community Organisations
Tuesday 25 June 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today welcomed representatives from a variety of charities and…

Whitby Priest Celebrates 40 Years
Tuesday 25 June 2013
The Revd Canon David Smith, Rector of Whitby with Ruswarp, will celebrate forty years as a Priest on…

Archbishop of York Junior School Take On Young Leader Challenge
Monday 24 June 2013
54 pupils from the Archbishop of York Junior School today completed a do-it-yourself challenge as part…

Prayer For Nelson Mandela
Monday 24 June 2013
The Archbishop of York has today released the following prayer for Nelson Mandela...

Archbishop Congratulates Youth Trust Fundraiser
Thursday 20 June 2013
Ian Walker, Ambassador of the Archbishop of York Youth Trust and Principal of Ian Walker & Co, has completed…

Archbishop To Speak At G8 Service
Thursday 13 June 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be the guest speaker at a special Enough Food For Everyone…

Museum Funding in the North of England
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has today spoken about the importance of supporting the cultural…

Acts 435 Responds To 2000th Online Request For Help
Tuesday 11 June 2013
The Christian online giving charity,, has today announced it has responded to its 2000th…

Next Bishop of Manchester Announced
Wednesday 5 June 2013
The Prime Minister has announced that the next Bishop of Manchester will be the Rt Rev David Walker.…

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