News Archive 2016

News from 1st January - 31st December 2016
  1. Chris Evans with Archbishop outside York Minster with honorary degree in hand

    BBC Radio 2 - Pause for Thought - The start of Advent


    COMMENT - The Archbishop delivers a Pause for Thought, looking ahead to the start of Advent. His pause follows in full...

  2. Poster advertising Raising funds for Christian charities and churches event

    Archbishop to address special conference on ‘Raising Funds for Christian Charities and Churches’


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York is to address a special conference on ‘Raising Funds for Christian Charities and Churches’ at Central Hall Westminster on Tuesday 22 November 2016. 

  3. Archbishop of York outside York Minster

    Celebrating 150 years of Reader Ministry


    NEWS - On Saturday, 19th November 2016 the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu will be celebrating 150 years of Reader Ministry, with all those who are an essential part of, and stepping into this rich and longstanding ministry for the first time.

  4. Vice Chancellor Julie Mennell and Archbishop in academic caps and gowns at University of Cumbria graduations

    Celebrations at the University of Cumbria


    NEWS - The University of Cumbria has a lot to celebrate next week. In excess of 1,100 students will be receiving their degrees and awards in Carlisle Cathedral throughout three days of ceremonies in front of families, friends and guests, and a final ceremony on Thursday afternoon will witness the inauguration of the new Vice Chancellor, Professor Julie Mennell. 

  5. Chris Evans with Archbishop outside York Minster with honorary degree in hand

    Chris Evans receives honorary degree from York St John University


    NEWS - Renowned broadcaster and presenter of BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show Chris Evans was awarded an honorary degree for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting by York St John University on Tuesday 15 November. 

  6. Book cover of Advent for everyone by Tom Wright

    Archbishop Encourages Advent For Everyone


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu is to provide a daily online reflection throughout Advent – from Sunday 27 November to Saturday 24 December available from

  7. Logo for York St John University

    A special year for York St John University to honour inspirational figures


    NEWS - York St John University students will be graduating in the stunning setting of York Minster this November alongside an array of leading figures in journalism, broadcasting, sport, business, film and television. This year sees the University celebrate its 175th year and the special graduation ceremonies will pay tribute to one of the highest number of honorary graduates ever awarded.

  8. Traidcraft logo

    Traditional Christmas cards are the nation’s favourite festive greeting


    NEWS - Despite the popularity of smartphones, traditional handwritten Christmas cards top social media messages and text messages as the nation’s favourite festive greeting by far – a sentiment supported by Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

  9. Archbishop standing alongside 2 soldiers on visit to Imphal Barracks

    Archbishop visits 1st UK Division at Imphal Barracks in York


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu learnt about the army’s role in defence engagement around the world when he visited one of the Army’s Divisional Headquarters in York on Friday 4 November 2016.

  10. Exterior of Hull Holy Trinity

    Archbishop of York announces rejuvenated Holy Trinity Church will become a Minster in 2017


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York today announced Hull’s magnificent Holy Trinity Church would be re-dedicated as a Minster in recognition of its inspiring regeneration, physically and spiritually.