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Press releases

February 2011

Archbishop Raises Concerns Over BBC World Service Cuts
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today raised concerns about the effect of cuts to the BBC World…

Archbishop Sentamu Academy - the old and the new
Tuesday 15 February 2011
Dr John Sentamu visited the Archbishop Sentamu Academy in Hull today.

XLS Factor at York Minster
Sunday 13 February 2011
Over 500 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 took over York Minster on the evening of Saturday…

Archbishop's Presidential Address to General Synod
Tuesday 8 February 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today delivered his presidential address to General Synod on…

Malton Community Sports Centre Opening
Tuesday 1 February 2011
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today opened the Malton Community Sports Centre. Pupils from…

January 2011

Archbishop Marks Filey School's Golden Jubilee
Wednesday 19 January 2011
Today, Dr John Sentamu is visiting Filey School and will join in the celebrations to mark its 50th anniversary.

Church Celebrates Environment with a Chirp in 2011
Thursday 6 January 2011
The Diocese of York, led by the Archbishop of York, is celebrating 2011 as the Year of the Environment.…

Church schools - 200 Years of Education For All
Wednesday 5 January 2011
The one million pupils who attend Church of England schools will play their part in this year's celebrations…

December 2010

Remember it is Christmas not 'Stress-mas' says Archbishop in YouTube message
Thursday 23 December 2010
Dr John Sentamu today posted a Christmas message for visitors to YouTube asking people to value what…

BBC 2 Radio Christmas recording at Bishopthorpe Palace
Thursday 23 December 2010

Archbishop of York Says a Big Thank You To The Armed Services
Wednesday 22 December 2010
The Archbishop of York has recorded a special video message for brave servicemen who will be separated…

A Memorial and Thanksgiving Service for Soldiers at York Minster
Monday 6 December 2010
The Prince of Wales attended this Service of Memorial and Thanksgiving for 4th Mechanized Brigade and…

Archbishop Visits St Nicholas Church, Wigginton for 150th Anniversary
Monday 6 December 2010
Dr John Sentamu dedicated a new stained glass window at St Nicholas Church, Wigginton at a service held…

November 2010

Archbishop Launches His Own Advent Calendar for Christmas
Tuesday 30 November 2010
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu is to post 24 messages online in preparation for the birthday…

New Readers for the Diocese of York
Sunday 21 November 2010
The Archbishop of York licensed ten people to be Readers in the Church of England on Saturday 20th November…

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