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Press releases

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…

Archbishop's Call to Celebrate Englishness
Saturday 4 April 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has today spoken of the "continuing triumphs of Englishness"…

Archbishop Welcomes Appoint of Vincent Nichols
Friday 3 April 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has warmly welcomed the appointment of his "friend and brother"…

Classic FM Easter Broadcast
Friday 3 April 2009
Classic FM announces an exclusive Easter special to be aired Monday 13th April of Handel's 'Messiah',…

March 2009

Archbishop's Prayers For Claudia Lawrence
Thursday 26 March 2009
The Archbishop of York has today spoken of his prayers for the safe return of Claudia Lawrence.

Archbishop Warns of "Moral, Economic and Humanitarian Imperative" for G20 Funding on Conflict Prevention
Thursday 26 March 2009
Dr. John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has today called upon the leaders of the G20 to invest more…

Archbishop Welcomes Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening for All
Wednesday 18 March 2009
The Archbishop of York today praised the work of the NHS Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Programme…

February 2009

Archbishop Issues Invite to All to Pray for Zimbabwe
Wednesday 25 February 2009
Dr. John Sentamu, has issued an invitation for people to come to join him today in a city centre Church…

Veterans honour Archbishop of York
Monday 23 February 2009
Veteran Airborne Forces soldiers from York were so impressed with a recent parachute jump made by the…

Archbishop pays tribute to St Wilfrid
Thursday 19 February 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today challenged all Christians to get involved in active mission.

Archbishop highlights need to reconnect God with the world of work
Tuesday 17 February 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today outlined the "desperate need" to reconnect faith in God…

Archbishop discusses implications of the financial crisis and the recession
Thursday 12 February 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today highlighted the significance of the world financial crisis…

Archbishop dedicates memorial of Olaudah Equiano
Monday 9 February 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will dedicate the memorial of Olaudah Equiano in St Margaret's…

Primates' statement on Zimbabwe
Tuesday 3 February 2009
The Primates of the Anglican Communion, meeting in Alexandria, Egypt on 3rd February, 2009, heard first…

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