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Press releases

May 2012

Record Breaking Jubilee Celebrations
Wednesday 30 May 2012
The Archbishop of York has today revealed a unique Jubilee Planting Scheme at Bishopthorpe Palace to…

Eleven Made Priests in York Minster
Monday 28 May 2012
The Archbishop of York will ordain eleven people to the Priesthood on Sunday 3rd June at 10am in York…

Archbishop Takes Young Leaders Award Students To See Bear Grylls Tour
Monday 28 May 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has taken five students completing the Young Leaders Award at…

Archbishop's Support for UNICEF Soccer Aid 2012
Sunday 27 May 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has written to players taking part in tonight's Soccer Aid match…

Women Bishops: Statement from the Archbishops of Canterbury and York about the amendments to Clause 5 and Clause 8 of the Draft Measure
Friday 25 May 2012
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint explanatory statement about the amendments…

Archbishop To Visit The Isle of Man
Wednesday 23 May 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is visiting the Isle of Man this coming weekend on Sunday 27…

Archbishop’s Party at the Palace
Tuesday 22 May 2012
The Archbishop of York is to open the Palace Gardens to the public on the occasion of Her Majesty The…

Churches celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Monday 21 May 2012
Churches across the Diocese of York will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on the Bank Holiday…

Archbishop Message at Pentecost
Monday 21 May 2012
The Archbishop of York has recorded a video message in preparation for Pentecost on Sunday 27 May (this…

Archbishop Preaches at Bradford Cathedral Celebrating Church Urban Fund's 25 Year Anniversary
Friday 18 May 2012
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to preach this Saturday (19th May) at a celebration service…

Archbishop of York Encourages Journalists to Uphold the Truth
Friday 18 May 2012
John Sentamu writes prayer in support of first-ever Day of Prayer for the Media which is to be held on…

Whitsun in Whitby
Thursday 17 May 2012
One thousand five hundred people will join the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and the Bishop of…

Two Archbishops to join the great Alban Pilgrimage in 2012
Wednesday 9 May 2012
The Archbishop of York and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, the Most Revd Vincent Nichols,…

Archbishop takes Rogation Service at Ryedale's Yorkshire Gem
Tuesday 8 May 2012
When the parish of Salton looked like being without a vicar on Rogation Sunday for the second year running,…

Bishop Martin Warner appointed as Bishop of Chichester
Thursday 3 May 2012
Downing Street have announced this morning that the Rt Revd Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Whitby, is to…

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