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This is an archived website containing material relating to Dr Rowan Williams’ time as Archbishop of Canterbury, which ended on 31st December 2012

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If you have a question that is not answered on this page, or a suggestion for what might feature here, please let us know by using the contact form.

Q: How can I contact the Archbishop of York?

A: Details of the correspondence address and telephone / fax numbers for Bishopthorpe Palace can be found on the Contact page of this site.


Q: Can I email the Archbishop?

A: There is no facility on this website to email the Archbishop of York directly. If you wish to email your comments about the website, please use the form available on the Contact page. Please note that if your message is personal or sensitive, or you would like a reply from the Archbishop's office, please write to the Archbishop of York at Bishopthorpe Palace, Bishopthorpe, York, YO23 2GE.


Q: How do I find out what the Archbishop thinks or has said on a particular issue?

A: The site contains most of the current Archbishop of York's recorded public statements, articles, interviews, speeches and sermons although it is not exhaustive. The 'Issues in Focus' section holds the Archbishop's speeches and writings on a number of topical issues. The search facility can also be used for specific keywords.


Q: How can I visit or take a guided tour of Bishopthorpe Palace?

A: Enquiries as to hiring meeting rooms in the Palace or enquiries relating to functions should be directed to the Palace Manager. Visit the Contact page of this site.


Q: Can I invite the Archbishop to an event, or to my local church?

A: If you wish to extend an invitation to the Archbishop, please do so in writing, using the details on the 'Contact' page. As there are many demands on the Archbishop's time he is often unable to accept many invitations and his schedule is often planned over six months in advance. Please allow plenty of time in advance of the event when considering an invitation to the Archbishop.


Q: How do I address the Archbishop of York?

A: The formal address for the Archbishop of York is: The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.


Q: Can you tell me where my nearest church is?

A: If you are a UK resident the website 'A Church Near You' can give you details of where your nearest Anglican Church can be found.


Q: Who does what at Bishopthorpe Palace?

A: The Archbishop is supported by a dedicated team of advisers, administrators and clerical, technical and maintenance staff at Bishopthorpe Palace. A list of the senior members of staff and their job descriptions can be viewed here: The Archbishop's team