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Press releases

February 2008

Who is your virtual neighbour? Social networkers given guidance to stop, think and act for change this Lent
Saturday 2 February 2008
This Lent, the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Dr Rowan Williams and Dr John Sentamu, are calling…

January 2008

Archbishop of York presents gifts from Yorkshire to the Pope as part of the Christian Unity Prayer Celebrations
Tuesday 29 January 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu today returned from Rome after five days celebrating the week…

Archbishop of York to visit Rome
Monday 21 January 2008
The Most Revd. & Rt Hon. Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is to visit Rome from 23rd to 28th January…

December 2007

Christmas Sermon by Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, in York Minster
Tuesday 25 December 2007
Archbishop calls for action against 'God being violated' in Zimbabwe and Darfur.

Principal to be Appointed for New Archbishop Sentamu Academy, Hull.
Saturday 15 December 2007
Advertisements for the first Principal of the new Archbishop Sentamu Church of England Academy in Hull…

Archbishop Calls for Country to Pray, March and Protest Against Mugabe
Sunday 9 December 2007
Speaking in a dramatic interview on BBC1's Sunday AM programme, Dr. John Sentamu removed his clerical…

Statement on the Release of Gillian Gibbons
Monday 3 December 2007
The Archbishop gives thanks that common sense has finally prevailed for school teacher Gillian Gibbons…

November 2007

Archbishop Criticises "Unhealthy Seam of Rampant Individualism" of Human Fertilisation Proposals
Monday 19 November 2007
Speaking in a debate in House of Lords during the second reading of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology…

Archbishop Dedicates New Emmaus Window
Monday 12 November 2007
The window was commissioned as a generous gift from a member of the church and was designed, made and…

October 2007

Archbishop Visits St. Leonard's Hospice
Wednesday 31 October 2007
This is the first official visit to the Hospice by Dr. Sentamu, who is President of St. Leonard's.

Archbishop of York Reminds Us That Slavery Still Persists
Tuesday 30 October 2007
Reflecting on a recent visit to the West Indies where the where the evils of slavery had been rife, Dr.…

Archbishop of York Awarded 'Yorkshire Man of the Year'
Friday 26 October 2007
The Yorkshire Awards recognise people and organisations that have had an impact on Yorkshire and its…

The Archbishop of York Opens New Centre to Tackle Gun Crime and Gang Culture
Thursday 25 October 2007
Guns, gangs and the Christian gospel featured in the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu opening of a…

Archbishop of York presents Slave Vase to Speaker of the House of Lords and House of Commons
Monday 22 October 2007
Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

Archbishop to Address leading African Clerics
Thursday 4 October 2007
The Most Revd. & Rt Hon. Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, is attending the meeting of the Council…

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