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Press releases

September 2009

Youngsters honoured at Archbishop's Youth Trust Launch
Saturday 12 September 2009
Dr John Sentamu will officially launch The Archbishop of York Youth Trust with an awards ceremony tonight…

Archbishop Desmond Tutu Labels Leeds Teenager "An Inspiration"
Monday 7 September 2009
HE is a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, chairman of The Elders, and was recently at the White House…

August 2009

Archbishop Leads Youth Group to Taize
Monday 3 August 2009
Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is leading a group of forty young people aged 18-25 from York and…

Archbishop calls on Government to Respect the Spirit of the Military Covenant
Saturday 1 August 2009
Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has called upon the Government to ensure that the military…

July 2009

Archbishops to launch Youth Trust
Tuesday 28 July 2009
Dr. John Sentamu and Archbishop Desmond Tutu are to jointly launch the Archbishop of York Youth Trust…

Guidance on communion during swine flu pandemic
Thursday 23 July 2009
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to Bishops in the Church of England recommending…

Archbishop's Sermon to General Synod
Sunday 12 July 2009
Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has spoken of the consequences of suffering that arise from…

June 2009

Journey to Priesthood
Monday 8 June 2009
The Archbishop of York ordained twenty people to the Priesthood on Sunday 7th June at 10am in York Minster.…

May 2009

Joint Statement from the Archbishop of York and Archbishop of Canterbury
Sunday 24 May 2009

Archbishop dedicates memorial sculpture at RAF Lissett Aerodrome
Saturday 16 May 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today dedicated a memorial sculpture at Lissett Aerodrome, near…

Archbishops' Zimbabwe appeal raises almost £300,000 to date
Sunday 10 May 2009
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams and The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, have this…

Come on City ! Archbishop urges York to get behind York City FC
Thursday 7 May 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, today urged the people of York to get behind York City as the…

Dean of the Arches and Auditor of the Chancery Court of York
Friday 1 May 2009
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are delighted to announce the appointment of Charles George QC…

April 2009

Archbishop celebrates St George's Day with local school children
Thursday 23 April 2009
The Archbishop of York led celebrations to mark St George's Day today, calling for the people of England…

Easter Baptisms by the Archbishop of York
Saturday 11 April 2009
Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, today baptised 13 people in an open-air ceremony attended by over…

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