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Patronage list


Action by Christians Against Torture

Ancient Society of York Florists

Antibiotic Research UK

Apex Trust

Archbishop Holgate's School

Archbishop Romero Trust

Attlee Foundation

Bar Convent Trust

Bishop's Action Foundation

Bishopthorpe Bowling Club

Blind in Business  (Vice-Patron)

Brunswick Organic Nursery & Craft Workshop

Centre for Church Growth Research

Children of Peace

Christian Enquiry Agency


CPAS Church Pastoral Aid Society (Vice Patron)

Cirdan Sailing Trust

Door 84 Youth Club

Doorstep of Hull

East Coast Churches and Community Music Festival

Church Schoolmasters and Schoolmistresses’ Benevolent Institution (Vice-Patron)

College of Preachers

College of St Barnabas

Ecclesiastical Law Society

Edith Jackson Trust

Education for All

Egypt Diocesan Association

Fairtrade Foundation

Foston Church & Sydney Smith Trust

Friends of African International Ministry

Friends of Beverley Minster

Friends of the Music of Leeds Minster (Honorary Patron)

Friends of Taranaki Cathedral

Friends of York Hospitals

Girls Friendly Society (GFS Platform)

Heart Research UK

Hives Save Lives - Africa

Housing Associations' Charitable Trust (HACT)

Hull and District Theological Society

Intercontinental Church Society (ICS) (Vice-Patron)

International Health Partners (IHP)

The Island

Jubliee Debt Campaign

Lancaster Priory Music Trust (Vice Patron)

L'Arche Africa Appeal

Life For The World Trust

Link House Trust

Living Stones of The Holy Land Trust (The)

Martin House Children's Hospice

Memorial 2007

Mike Campbell Foundation

Mothers' Union

National Almshouse Association, (Vice-Patron)

New Year Shooting Memorial Trust

Oxford House

Pedal for Parkinsons

Prisons Video Trust

Rainbow Centre

Relate Mid Yorkshire


Ripon International Festival

Romany Wood Charitable Trust

Send a Cow

6 million+ Charitable Trust

Sowing Seeds Ministries

St Andrew's Trust, Bishopthorpe

St Augustine's Foundation (Patron Elector)

St Clement's London, Organ Fundraising Appeal

St James Heritage Quarter Regeneration Project

St Janani Luwum Memorial (Co-Patron)

St George's Crypt, Leeds

Teesside Hospice Care Foundation

Time for God

Tools for Self Reliance (TFSR)

Tools with a Mission (TWAM)

Tulse Hill Neighbourhood Hub

United Learning (previously United Church Schools Trust, Joint-Patron)

Volition (Ecclesiastical Patron)

Welcome to Yorkshire

Westminster College Cambridge Appeal

Winchester Centre of Religion, Reconciliation and Peace (Founding Patron)

York City Football Club Ltd (YCFC)

York Association of Change Ringers

York Minster Choristers' Association

York National Osteoporosis Society Support Group

Yorkshire Archaeological Society

Yorkshire Historic Churches Trust

Yorkshire Widowed Social Group 



Additional Curates Society   (Joint President)

Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum (Vice President)

Alzheimer's Society, York Branch

Bible Society  (Vice President)

Cambridge Society of York

Canterbury and York Society  (Joint President)

Chapter House Choir (Honorary President)

Children's Society

Church Army (Vice-President)

The Diaconal Association of the Church of England

English Speaking Union - York and District Branch (ESU)  (Vice-President)

Friends of Wydale Hall

Friends of York Minster

Guild of St Raphael (Joint President)

Holy Trinity Tulse Hill

I CAN The Children's Communications Charity (Vice President)

Janani Luwum Trust

Lord Kitchener National Memorial Fund (Vice-President ex officio)

National Churches Trust (Joint President)

National Council for Social Concern (Joint President)

Royal African Society (Honorary Vice-President)

Royal National College for the Blind (Vice President)

Royal National Children's Foundation

Scargill House  

St Leonard's Hospice

St Luke's Healthcare for the Clergy (Vice-President)

The Church of England Guild of Vergers (Joint President)

TOCH (Honorary President)


York Georgian Society (Honorary Vice-President)

York Minster Mystery Plays 2016

York Musical Society

Yorkshire Philharmonic Choir

Youth For Christ  (UK President)



Allchurches Trust Limited

Christian Solidarity Worldwide

College of Evangelists

Countess Conyngham's Charity (Trustee ex-officio)

Gray's Inn (Honorary Bencher)

Guild of Scriveners of the City of York

Order of  The Holy Paraclete (Visitor)

Order of Mission (Senior Visitor)

Queen's College, Oxford (Visitor)

Rishworth School (Visitor)

Rotary Club of York (Honorary Member)

Saying Goodbye (Ambassador)

Sedbergh School (Ex Officio Member)

St Chad's College, Durham (Honorary Fellow)

St Peter's School Foundation (Visitor)

Toynbee Hall (Ambassador)

University of Cumbria (Chancellor)

York St John University (Chancellor)

York Archaeological Trust (Member)