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Press releases

April 2008

A Pound for Zimbabwe: Give to Christian Aid
Tuesday 29 April 2008
Following his day of prayer and fasting for Zimbabwe in York Minster on Sunday 27th April, Archbishop…

Archbishop opens new city academy
Monday 28 April 2008
A 15-year-old Zimbabwean refugee has welcomed the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, to the official…

Archbishop calls for public to join him for day of fasting and prayer In York Minster for Zimbabwe
Friday 25 April 2008
This Sunday (April 27 2008) the Archbishop of York will spend a day of fasting and prayer in York Minster…

Archbishops issue joint statement on Zimbabwe
Thursday 24 April 2008
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a joint statement this morning concerning the deteriorating…

Archbishop appoints Domestic Chaplain and New Media Editor
Monday 14 April 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has announced the appointment of two new staff: Brunel James…

Archbishop Marks 60th Anniversary of Leonard Cheshire Disability
Thursday 10 April 2008

Archbishop in "Leap of Faith" for Paras in Afghanistan
Thursday 10 April 2008
The Archbishop of York is set to take the ultimate "leap of faith" to raise money for the families of…

March 2008

Baptisms in the Snow: Archbishop Baptises 25 on Easter Day
Sunday 23 March 2008
Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, baptised 25 people in York City Centre in an outdoor ceremony to…

Archbishop of York blesses renovation work at North Yorkshire School
Tuesday 18 March 2008
Kirkby and Great Broughton Church of England School's £250,000 renovation project was opened yesterday…

Archbishop's speech in blasphemy debate
Wednesday 5 March 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, has responded to Government proposals to abolish the law of…

February 2008

Archbishops' response to Government consultation on blasphemy
Friday 29 February 2008
As the Government publishes its amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill to abolish the blasphemy laws,…

"Bwana Asifiwe !" Archbishop's Response to Kenya Peace Deal
Thursday 28 February 2008
The Archbishop of York, Dr. John Sentamu, issued the following statement in response to the news of the…

Archbishops' Appeal for Kenya
Friday 22 February 2008
'When a tiny toe is hurting , the whole body stoops down to attend the pain'



Archbishops to visit Cambridge
Monday 18 February 2008
The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishop of York will be making a joint visit to Cambridge on…

Archbishop of York in Kenya
Friday 8 February 2008
The Archbishop of York is to visit Kenya to offer prayers and solidarity for the people caught up in…

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