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    Address to York Diocesan Synod

    17/07/2021

    COMMENT - The Archbishop addressed York Diocesan Synod today who were meeting online due to ongoing COVID restrictions. The address follows in full

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    Vision and Strategy Address - General Synod July 2021

    12/07/2021

    COMMENT - The Archbishop today addressed General Synod on the Vision and Strategy for the Church of England in the 2020s. The speech follows in full

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    Lord Boateng named as new Chair of Archbishops’ Racial Justice Commission

    09/07/2021

    NEWS - At today's (Friday 9 July 2021) meeting of the Church of England General Synod, the Archbishop of York announced The Rt. Hon the Lord Boateng as the incoming Chair of the Archbishops' Racial Justice Commission.  

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    Presidential Address - General Synod July 2021

    09/07/2021

    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the Presidential Address at General Synod on 9 July 2021. The speech follows in full...

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    Bishops back women's Down’s Syndrome legal challenge

    06/07/2021

    NEWS - A group of bishops have offered their support to a legal challenge to be heard at the High Court to the law relating to abortion and Down's Syndrome.

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    Bishopthorpe Welcomes Chief of Staff

    29/06/2021

    NEWS - The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell is pleased to announce the appointment of The Venerable Mark Steadman to the post of Chief of Staff.

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    Double Consecration at York Minster - 19 July 2021

    28/06/2021

    NEWS - The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be consecrated as the Bishop of Birkenhead and the Reverend Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds will be consecrated as the Bishop of Stockport

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    Archbishop ordains fifteen new Deacons to serve in the Diocese of York

    11/06/2021

    NEWS - Fifteen women and men including a serving firefighter, current and former teachers, a hospital chaplain, and workers in homeless services will be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, in a service in York Minster on Saturday 26th June beginning at 4.30pm.

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    New Bishops of Birkenhead and Stockport announced

    27/05/2021

    NEWS - The Venerable Julie Conalty, currently Archdeacon of Tonbridge, will be the next Bishop of Birkenhead, and the Revd Canon Sam Corley, currently Rector of Leeds Minster, will be the next Bishop of Stockport, Downing Street has announced. 

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    Pentecost Sunday Service - Thy Kingdom Come 2021

    21/05/2021

    NEWS - The Archbishop of York leads the Church of England's national online service on the final day of Thy Kingdom Come - a global wave of prayer from Ascension Day to Pentecost Sunday.