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Press releases

November 2012

Archbishop Launches Online Advent Calendar
Friday 30 November 2012
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu, has announced that, following the high demand of previous years,…

Together Middlesbrough
Monday 26 November 2012
A major new initiative to help the poorest people in Middlesbrough is being launched by the Archbishop…

Installation of the new Dean of York
Thursday 22 November 2012
The Very Reverend Vivienne Faull will be installed as the 76th Dean of York at 3:00pm on Saturday, 1…

General Synod Rejects Draft Legislation on Women Bishops
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The General Synod of the Church of England has voted to reject the draft legislation to allow women to…

Celebrating Readers
Monday 19 November 2012
The role of Readers in the Church of England was celebrated at a special service in York Minster on Saturday…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Plants Fruit Trees at Bishopthorpe
Friday 16 November 2012
Archbishop Desmond Tutu together with the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, this morning planted four…

Archbishop to Lead Celebration of ‘Vital’ Scripture Union
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is to give the keynote address at a Celebration of Scripture Union…

Archbishop Presents Christian Youth Work Awards
Tuesday 13 November 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, today presented the Christian Youth Work Awards at a ceremony…

Archbishop of York to Present Desmond Tutu With An Honorary Degree
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Hundreds of York St John University students will be celebrating their graduation alongside some inspirational…

Archbishop Presents Cheque to St Leonards Hospice and His Youth Trust
Friday 9 November 2012
The Archbishop of York presented cheques of £2,420 to both St Leonards Hospice and his Youth Trust this…

Statement on the Announcement of a New Archbishop of Canterbury
Friday 9 November 2012
Following the announcement that Bishop Justin Welby will be the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury, the Archbishop…

Archbishop Attends YMCA Presidents Day
Wednesday 7 November 2012
YMCA England’s President, The Most Revd and Right Hon Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, hosted a…

Archbishop Launches Living Wage Rate for UK
Monday 5 November 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu together with Julia Unwin CBE Chief Executive of Joseph Rowntree…

Archbishop Speaks About The Importance of Restorative Justice
Friday 2 November 2012
The Archbishop of York recently spoke at an event organised by Reflex (a charity working with young offenders)…

October 2012

Archbishop Commissions YFC Volunteers and Staff
Wednesday 31 October 2012
On 27th October from 2pm – 4pm, Youth for Christ held its annual Commissioning Day event at Birmingham…

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