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Speeches

February 2017

General Synod - Appointed Member of the Archbishops' Council
Wednesday 15 February 2017
On Wednesday 15 February, the Archbishop of York moved item 11 at General Synod (GS 2053) - the appointment…

General Synod - Farewell to Sir Andreas Whittam Smith
Tuesday 14 February 2017
The Archbishop of York's Farewell to the First Church Estates Commissioner follows in full. (Item 8…

Eucharist – The General Synod
Tuesday 14 February 2017
The Archbishop of York's sermon at the Holy Communion in the Assembly Hall at Church House Westminster…

Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership Conference
Saturday 4 February 2017
Keynote Address by Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York

January 2017

Archbishop speaks in the debate on National Policy for the Built Environment
Tuesday 24 January 2017
The Archbishop of York today contributed to the debate on the National Policy for the Built Environment…

Archbishop speaks in debate on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill
Tuesday 17 January 2017
The Archbishop of York today contributed to the debate on the Neighbourhood Planning Bill in the House…

The State of the North – Debate on Report from IPPR North
Thursday 12 January 2017
Speech by Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York at the House of Lords follows...

December 2016

Christmas Day Sermon (Extract)
Sunday 25 December 2016
Part of a Sermon preached by the Archbishop of York on Sunday 25th December 2016 in York Minster...

July 2016

EU Referendum debate at General Synod
Friday 8 July 2016
The Archbishop of York gave a speech in the EU Referendum debate at General Synod at the University of…

May 2016

Celebrating the 175th Anniversary of York St John University
Thursday 19 May 2016
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu's speech at the York St John University Dinner to celebrate the…

April 2016

House of Lords Lords’ Tribute on the occasion of Her Majesty the Queen’s Ninetieth Birthday
Thursday 21 April 2016
A speech by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu PC, Primate of England and Metropolitan.

November 2015

Climate Change Presentation at Synod
Wednesday 25 November 2015
The Archbishop and Mrs Margaret Sentamu this morning gave a presentation under Standing Order item 107…

Inauguration of General Synod
Tuesday 24 November 2015
Speech of Thanks to Her Majesty The Queen from the Archbishop of York

October 2015

Order of the Holy Paraclete Centenary Service
Saturday 17 October 2015
The Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson today preached on Ephesians 3.14-21 and John 15.9-17…

November 2014

General Synod Farewell to the Bishop of Newcastle
Tuesday 18 November 2014
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu gave a Farewell Address to the Rt Revd Martin Wharton, Bishop…

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