2021 news archive

  1. Queens Canopy Tree Planting

    Archbishop Plants Trees for the Queen’s Green Canopy


    NEWS -  Stephen Cottrell and his wife Rebecca today invited children from the Archbishop of York Junior School, team members from Brunswick Organic Nursery, Jo Ropner, HM Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and Carole Green, a community champion, to plant trees in the grounds of Bishopthorpe Palace.

    3 min read
  2. General Synod London

    General Synod: Joint presidential address by the Archbishops


    NEWS - Read the text of Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop Stephen Cottrell's presidential address to General Synod today. 

    20 min read
  3. General Synod Inauguration London 2021

    Archbishop of York’s Inauguration Speech of the 11th General Synod


    COMMENT - Read the Archbishop’s welcome speech at the inaugural session of the new General Synod, which was attended by HRH The Earl of Wessex who delivered a message on behalf of HM The Queen

    5 min read
  4. Blue circle with Living wage Foundation written inside it and Yellow banner with Living Wage Week written on it

    Living Wage Week 2021


    FEATURE - The Archbishop has written in today's Yorkshire Post at the start of Living Wage Week. His article follows in full

    4 min read
  5. Head and shoulders of 2 members of clergy - a man and a woman

    Living Christ’s Story: Interim Director for Strategic Transformation


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York has asked the Ven Sam Rushton, Archdeacon of York, to be Interim Diocesan Director for Strategic Transformation for a six-month period of secondment from her regular duties, beginning on 15 November 2021.

    3 min read
  6. Collage of many smiling faces of Young People

    Archbishop’s Youth Trust Take on The Big Give, Raising Funds for Northern Young Leaders


    NEWS - This Christmas, the Archbishop of York Youth Trust are taking part in The Big Give charity challenge to raise £10,000 for Young Leaders across the north of England. 

    3 min read
  7. White Ribbon Sunday Hexham Abbey

    White Ribbon Sunday - Sermon


    COMMENT - Archbishop Stephen honours and remembers all victims of domestic abuse, marking White Ribbon Sunday, at Hexham Abbey and Durham Cathedral

    6 min read
  8. COP 26

    'Enough' - a poem reflecting & praying COP26


    NEWS - Archbishop Stephen Cottrell has written a poem entitled 'Enough' reflecting on COP26 this week. He records this poem outside Iona Abbey, praying for peace in our world and that we may find a way of living more sustainably in the world.

    1 min read
  9. Caroline Boddington

    Archbishops pay tribute to Caroline Boddington for 17 years of service to Church of England 


    NEWS - The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have paid tribute to the service of Caroline Boddington, who has announced today she will be leaving the National Church Institutions (NCIs) at the end of 2021 after 17 years as the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments and Development. 

    3 min read
  10. Collage of an elderly man wearing a black trilby and 2 women sitting together on a bus

    Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care proposes set of values to inform vision for care and support in England


    NEWS - The Archbishops’ Commission on Reimagining Care has today launched a consultation on a set of values, informed by Christian theology and ethics, that it thinks should underpin a vision for care and support in England. As well as consulting on the proposed values, the Commission is also asking for people’s views of what is good and what is difficult, challenging or missing about care and support currently.

    4 min read