2021 news archive

  1. Archbishop Tutu  (image from Wikipedia)

    Statement from the Archbishop of York on the death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu


    NEWS - The death of Archbishop Desmond Tutu 

    2 min read
  2. Man in black cassock with purple sash standing in a large church building under a large advent ring with fresh greenery and candles on it.

    Christmas Day Sermon


    COMMENT - The Archbishop gave the sermon as part of the Sung Eucharist service at York Minster 

    6 min read
  3. Figurines of Mary Joseph and baby Jesus in a manger with a bright light shining above the manger

    Let’s celebrate goodness this Christmas and humanity towards those in need


    FEATURE - The Archbishop writes in today's Yorkshire Post challenging us to recognise the need to receive the hope that Jesus brings. The article follows in full

    5 min read
  4. A light box with the words Make this world better in different coloured letters

    Draw hope from the greatest story of all


    FEATURE - The Archbishop writes a Christmas message in today's Sun on Sunday

    3 min read
  5. Archbishop head and shoulders purple cassock with crozier, Minster window behind

    Singing multiplies the hope and meaning of Christmas


    FEATURE - The Archbishop shares his Christmas message in today's Daily Telegraph. The article follows in full

    4 min read
  6. Magazine cover showing Father Christmas and words Happy Christmas

    Hope for all


    FEATURE - In the Christmas edition of the Radio Times The Archbishop writes that following Jesus will be the best choice we can make this Christmas. The article follows in full

    4 min read
  7. 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...

    4 min read
  8. 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 min read
  9. 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.


    2 min read
  10. 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.

    3 min read