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Press releases

July 2007

Full Sutton Prison Welcomes the Archbishop of York
Monday 2 July 2007
Dr Sentamu is to lead worship and a discussion around the life and work of William Wilberforce and the…

June 2007

Honorary Canons of Worcester Cathedral Appointed
Wednesday 27 June 2007
Margaret Sentamu appointed Honorary Canon in recognition of the work she has done as Senior Secretary…

Archbishop to Ordain 14 Deacons on 1st July
Tuesday 26 June 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will ordain fourteen men and women as Deacons to serve in parishes…

Archbishop Appeals for Life-Changing Mercy Ships Service
Tuesday 26 June 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu is appealing on Radio 4 on behalf of Mercy Ships this Sunday…

Archbishop's Prayers for Alan Johnston
Wednesday 20 June 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has marked the 100th day of captivity for Alan Johnston by posting…

Purple Power Joins Race for Life Campaign
Thursday 14 June 2007
Ten of the Archbishop of York's staff will be raising funds on behalf of their colleague Alison Easson,…

Archbishop Holds Special Service for Alan Johnston
Monday 11 June 2007
At 5pm on 11 June 2007 the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will be holding a special service at…

Flying Visit to RAF Linton-on-Ouse for Archbishop of York
Thursday 7 June 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, today took to the skies as part of his visit to a North Yorkshire…

A Very Special Day for Stamford Bridge - Archbishop Confirms 15
Monday 4 June 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will confirm fifteen people aged from 10 to 48 in a service…

May 2007

Al-Jazeera Appeal for Alan Johnston
Friday 11 May 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has recorded an interview to be broadcast on the Al-Jazeera…

Archbishop's Statement on Tony Blair's Resignation
Thursday 10 May 2007
Statement from The Archbishop of York following the announcement of the Prime Minister to resign from…

Archbishop's Call for Voters to Turn Against Apathy and Hate
Tuesday 1 May 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has taken out an advertisement in his local newspaper to call…

April 2007

Archbishop to Hold Vigil for Missing BBC Journalist
Monday 16 April 2007
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to hold a prayer vigil on Tuesday April 17 at 3pm in the…

Archbishop Baptises 21 as United Churches Share Baptismal Water
Sunday 8 April 2007
Open-air baptisms in a large water tank were at the heart of a united Christian celebration of new life…

March 2007

Archbishops' Challenge to Consider the Lessons of the Slave Trade's Legacies
Friday 23 March 2007
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York are asking people to take time this coming weekend to reflect…

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