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Press releases

September 2006

David Hope to retire from Ilkley
Monday 11 September 2006
Former Bishop of Wakefield and London, he served as Archbishop until 2005 when he was appointed Priest-in-Charge…

Archbishop first Chancellor of York St John University
Monday 11 September 2006
The Principal and Board of Governors of York St John University College are delighted to announce that…

August 2006

Archbishop ends fast with call for new efforts for sustainable peace in Middle East
Sunday 20 August 2006
The Archbishop of York has today ended his seven day vigil for peace by calling for the international…

Archbishop shorn and anointed in preparation for prayer and fasting
Monday 14 August 2006
The Archbishop of York had his head shaved and anointed with oil during the Sunday morning act of worship…

Archbishop Calls for Fast Action on Middle East
Friday 11 August 2006
The Most Revd Dr John Sentamu is to embark on an act of 'public witness' to encourage people throughout…

October 2005

Confirmation of Archbishop of York
Wednesday 5 October 2005
John Sentamu became 97th Archbishop of York on the 5th October 2005

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