2020 news archive

  1. Drawn picture of Mary on donkey walking with Joseph at night time with deep blue sky and yellow angel figure in the sky

    Year 5 Primary Pupil Designs Archbishop of York’s Christmas Card


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York’s Christmas Card this year has been designed by Laila from Beeford Church of England Primary School in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

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  2. York Minster Christmas Tree

    Advent and Christmas at York Minster 2020


    NEWS -  York Minster announces details of services and livestreamed worship for Advent and Christmas 2020

    8 min read
  3. Archbishop and the Dean stood inside York Minster as the 4m wide Advent wreath is raised

    Advent Wreath raised at York Minster as a sign of hope


    NEWS - One of the largest Advent wreaths in the country is being raised at York Minster today (Friday 27 November) as a sign of hope 

    3 min read
  4. General Synod Cross

    Archbishops' Presidential Address at General Synod


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York gave a joint Presidential Address today at the start of the virtual General Synod of the Church of England.  The speeches follow in full

    12 min read
  5. Church of England Logo

    Bishops welcome the ratification of UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons


    COMMENT - Bishops of the Church of England warmly welcome and applaud the ratification of the United Nations’ Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    2 min read
  6. Close up of stained glass window showing God sitting in judgement

    Advent Webinar Series from York Minster Apocalypse Now (and then): Stories from the Great East Window


    NEWS - Spectacular stained glass panels contained within York Minster’s Great East Window – the renowned medieval masterpiece created by John Thornton in the 15th century – will be the focus of a new webinar series of Advent Reflections to be hosted by York Minster in November and December.

    5 min read
  7. Living Wage

    Archbishop reflects on the role of key workers at the start of Living Wage Week


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen Cottrell writes in the Yorkshire Post 

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  8. Photo credit Charlotte Graham Photography. York Minster marks Armistice centenary

    Remembrance is at the heart of the Christian life


    COMMENT - The Archbishop writes in The Telegraph on Remembrance Sunday  

    4 min read
  9. Prayer for the nation

    A daily prayer can guide us through lockdown


    COMMENT - Joint article by Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell in The Times 

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  10. Prayer for the nation hands

    A Call to Prayer for the Nation


    NEWS - The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and senior church leaders call month of prayer for the nation ahead of second lockdown 

    3 min read