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Press releases

January 2012

Archbishop's New Year Message
Monday 2 January 2012
The Archbishop has written a New Year message for The Yorkshire Post newspaper. The message follows....

December 2011

Heart Research UK meets the Archbishop of York
Thursday 22 December 2011
Yorkshire’s own national heart charity, Heart Research UK, have joined The Archbishop of York, Dr John…

Archbishop Prays for Hull at Christmas
Wednesday 21 December 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be joining thousands of people from Hull in praying for…

Archbishop’s Christmas Message for YouTube
Monday 19 December 2011
Dr John Sentamu today posted a Christmas message for visitors to YouTube.

Service of Remembrance and Prayers for Military Families
Friday 16 December 2011
The families of soldiers from Yorkshire killed in action or seriously injured in Afghanistan joined The…

Winter is wonderful too!
Friday 16 December 2011
As 2011 and the Archbishop’s ‘Year of the Environment’ comes to a close, the Winter update on the…

First ordained member for William Temple Order
Tuesday 13 December 2011
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York joined the Bishop of Manchester on Monday in admitting the Revd…

Archbishop Calls for Urgent Action on Funding of Care for Older People: A New Social Covenant
Sunday 11 December 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu has today called for urgent and lasting reform of the way care…

Bishop of Beverley Announces His Retirement
Tuesday 6 December 2011
The Bishop of Beverley, the Right Reverend Martyn Jarrett, has announced that his retirement will take…

November 2011

Archbishop's Advent Calendar
Wednesday 30 November 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, announced today that he will be writing an online Advent Calendar…

Archbishop Rededicates Beauchief Abbey
Wednesday 30 November 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will today visit the small, picturesque chapel of Beauchief…

York Fairness Commission Interim Report Presented
Monday 28 November 2011
The York Fairness Commission today presented its Interim Report to City of York Council, calling for…

Archbishop's Advent Appeal
Sunday 27 November 2011
Following a visit to the Diocese of Egypt last year, the Archbishop has launched an Advent Appeal to…

The Archbishop of York becomes a patron of York Mystery Plays 2012
Thursday 24 November 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu and the Duke of York, have been announced as patrons of York…

Archbishop of York backs High Pay Commission calls for an end to corrosive pay deals
Tuesday 22 November 2011
The Archbishop of York has welcomed today’s independent report by the High Pay Commission, examining…

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