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Press releases

January 2009

Archbishop Statement on BBC Gaza Appeal Decision
Sunday 25 January 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has today issued a statement criticising the BBC for its failure…

Archbishop Remembers Those Lost at Sea
Sunday 18 January 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu remembered trawlermen lost at sea at a special open-air memorial…

Archbishop maps social change for Britain
Tuesday 13 January 2009
The Archbishop of York today called for Britain to use the credit crunch as a time to reassess its priorities…

Archbishop Visits Science Laboratory
Friday 9 January 2009
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu today visited The Central Science Laboratory, a purpose-built…

December 2008

Archbishop Conducts Christmas Confirmation for Army Medic
Monday 22 December 2008
The Archbishop of York today held a special confirmation service at Bishopthorpe Palace for a medical…

Archbishop Celebrates 60th Anniversary Declaration of Human Rights
Wednesday 10 December 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu today presented awards to people who have defended human rights.

November 2008

Archbishop Asks "Where is the Vision?" In Economic Crisis
Thursday 27 November 2008
The Archbishop of York has warned about the lack of vision for the use of material wealth in our society…

October 2008

New Team Leaders for Fresh Expressions:
Tuesday 28 October 2008
Bishop Graham Cray takes up the Anglican role. Revd Stephen Lindridge steps up for the Methodist Church.

Archbishop of York opens new Academy
Wednesday 15 October 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today declared that "a dream had become a reality" as he officially…

Archbishop makes a steady recovery
Tuesday 14 October 2008
A spokesperson for the Archbishop said:

September 2008

Archbishop Calls for Joint Action to Achieve "Education For All" at UN Emergency Summit
Thursday 25 September 2008
The Archbishop of York has today launched the "Education For All" initiative during a session of the…

Archbishop Labels HBOS short sellers as "Bank Robbers"
Wednesday 24 September 2008
The Archbishop of York has spoken of his outrage at those responsible for short selling shares in HBOS…

Archbishop Attends United Nations To Urge Global Deal
Monday 22 September 2008
The Archbishop of York is to attend a meeting at the United Nations in New York on September 25th to…

Archbishop Gives Cautious Welcome to Zimbabwe Deal
Monday 15 September 2008
The Archbishop of York has given a cautious welcome to the news of the power sharing deal formally announced…

Archbishop Urges Government to Recognise Contribution of Faith Groups to Community Cohesion
Thursday 11 September 2008
Speaking at Westminster Central Hall event organised by Youth for Christ, Dr. Sentamu said that that…

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