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  1. Advent one service

    Advent Sunday sermon for national Church of England online service


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon as part of the Church of England's weekly online service. This follows in full...

  2. Diocese of York Everyone's Business Safeguarding Week

    Shaping our Present and our Future ~ great response to Safeguarding Week


    NEWS - 465 people from parishes and churches between the Tees and the Humber and from the A1 to the Yorkshire Coast have taken part in one or more of 23 online events and an in-person meeting at Bishopthorpe Palace during 'Everyone's Business', the first-ever Safeguarding Week held by the Diocese of York with York Minster from Monday 22nd to Friday 26th November.

  3. Four women standing in large cathedral adding greenery to a wooden structure

    Spectacular Advent Wreath Raising returns to York Minster


    NEWS - York Minster’s spectacular Advent Wreath, will be suspended below the Minster’s Central Tower today marking the beginning of the Christian festival of Advent and Christmas at the Minster.


  4. Front cover of a book - deep blue skies and purple hills with title, The Sleepy Shepherd

    CANCELLED - Archbishop to read and sign copies of his children’s book, The Sleepy Shepherd


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York will be in the children’s Christmas Activity tent in York Minster’s South Piazza from 10.45am on Saturday 4 December, to give a reading from his children’s book, The Sleepy Shepherd. There will also be the opportunity to buy a copy of the book and have it signed by him.

  5. Queens Canopy Tree Planting

    Archbishop Plants Trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy


    NEWS -  Stephen Cottrell and his wife Rebecca today invited children from the Archbishop of York Junior School, team members from Brunswick Organic Nursery, Jo Ropner, HM Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and Carole Green, a community champion, to plant trees in the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace.

  6. General Synod London

    General Synod: Joint presidential address by the Archbishops


    NEWS - Read the text of Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell's presidential address to General Synod today. 

  7. General Synod Inauguration London 2021

    Archbishop of York’s Inauguration Speech of the 11th General Synod


    COMMENT - Read the Archbishop’s welcome speech at the inaugural session of the new General Synod, which was attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex who delivered a message on behalf of HM The Queen

  8. Blue circle with Living wage Foundation written inside it and Yellow banner with Living Wage Week written on it

    Living Wage Week 2021


    FEATURE - The Archbishop has written in today's Yorkshire Post at the start of Living Wage Week. His article follows in full

  9. Head and shoulders of 2 members of clergy - a man and a woman

    Living Christ’s Story: Interim Director for Strategic Transformation


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York has asked the Ven Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of York, to be Interim Diocesan Director for Strategic Transformation for a six-month period of secondment from her regular duties, beginning on 15 November 2021.

  10. Collage of many smiling faces of Young People

    Archbishop’s Youth Trust Take on The Big Give, Raising Funds for Northern Young Leaders


    NEWS - This Christmas, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust are taking part in The Big Give charity challenge to raise £10,000 for Young Leaders across the north of England.