Archbishop as Patron

Archbishop of York dressed in suit smiling at lady
The patronages that have been selected by the Archbishop are a reflection of his interests in education, justice, democracy, law and order, health and well being, and sport.

An important part of the Archbishop's engagements relates to his relationship as patron or president to over 100 organisations. Working with organisations as Patron, the Archbishop is able to support and to help profile the work and celebrate the achievements. During the course of a year, the Archbishop will undertake a number of engagements directly related to this area of his work, so that he has an opportunity to meet the people directly involved. 

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) contact  the Friends’ Membership Secretary, Mrs Vicky Highet, on [email protected]

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)

The Island

Jubliee Debt Campaign

Lancaster Priory Music Trust (Vice Patron)

L'Arche Africa Appeal - for more information email [email protected] 

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 - for more information email [email protected]

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 - for more information email [email protected] 

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 - for more information email mailto:[email protected]

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 - ring 01904 567701 to contact 

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)

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

Friends of Wydale Hall

Friends of York Minster

Guild of Health and 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

International Health Partners (IHP)

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)