House of Lords

Archbishop of York speaking in the House of Lords
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Bishops of Durham, London and Winchester automatically take seats in the House as the Church by Law established. A further 21 Bishops, based on their length of service, are also called to serve. They provide regular contributions to the Lord’s proceedings and scrutinise all matters put to Parliament.

It's an enormous privilege to sit in the Upper Chamber and I take it seriously.

Archbishop Sentamu

The Archbishop of York takes a particular interest in matters involving those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable within our society; where people are oppressed or in need; where action is needed by the government to help those who are suffering in other countries; where there is injustice and inequality.