Q: How can I contact the Archbishop of York?
A: Details of the correspondence address and telephone number for Bishopthorpe Palace can be found on the Contact Us 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 Us 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
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 Us 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 Us 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 Stephen Cottrell, 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 on our website.