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    A Moment of Reflection - Sunday 26 September 2021

    22/09/2021

    A moment of Reflection for Generosity Week

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    Archbishop thanks key workers at Bishopthorpe Palace

    18/09/2021

    NEWS - Key workers from across the Diocese of York were welcomed to a reception in the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace today

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    Christian Aid and the University of York co-host climate emergency debate ahead of COP26

    17/09/2021

    NEWS - The Archbishop of York is to take part in an emergency climate debate co-hosted by Christian Aid and the University of York on 23 September 2021 in the Berrick Saul Building, West Campus.

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    Archbishop of York helps St Oswald's CE Primary School, Fulford, celebrate 250 years

    15/09/2021

    NEWS - 2021 marks the 250th birthday of St Oswald's CE Primary School, Fulford. A day of celebrations will be led by the Archbishop of York on 16th September, which will see pupils, staff, parents and the wider community coming together for the first time in over a year and a half.

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    Archbishop appoints new Chaplain 

    07/09/2021

    NEWS - The Revd Dr Jenny Wright, who is presently serving as Associate Priest at Christ Church, Morningside in the Scottish Episcopal Church, has been appointed Chaplain to the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell.  

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    The Rt Revd Alison White is to retire as Bishop of Hull in February 2022

    06/09/2021

    NEWS - Alison White has served as Bishop of Hull since her consecration as the Church of England's second female bishop in York Minster on the 3rd July 2015. She is to retire in February 2022.

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    Services and events for the Season of Creation

    20/08/2021

    NEWS - A special season of services, events and webinar debates highlighting the accelerating  global climate and environment emergency, will be presented at York Minster throughout September and October – the Season of Creation (or Creationtide), the period in the annual church calendar dedicated to God as creator and sustainer of all life.

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    Courageous and compassionate. In search of the English

    07/08/2021

    FEATURE - The Archbishop writes in today's Telegraph 

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    Hull Minster: Living with Hope – A Future for the Earth

    05/08/2021

    NEWS - Hull Minster celebrates and explores the future of Planet Earth – God’s Creation – with exhibits, speakers, music, worship, an evening with the Archbishop of York and a message from Pope Francis, all within the spectacular 14th Century building that is the heart of the ancient City of Hull and one of the key venues for this year’s Freedom Festival.  The events run from August 20th to September 5th.

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    Climate Emergency not just Climate Change

    31/07/2021

    FEATURE - The Archbishop writes in today's Yorkshire Post about efforts to address the climate emergency ahead of the COP26 summit. The article follows in full...