2023 News Archive

  1. Logo - 2 hands with Warm Welcome Spaces written underneath them

    Prospect of winter energy bills causing anxiety and fear for millions, Archbishop of York warns, as he backs the Warm Welcome campaign


    NEWS - Archbishop Stephen Cottrell is encouraging churches to consider getting involved in the Warm Welcome campaign

    2 min read
  2. Two men in walking clothes standing outside with river behind them

    Archbishop to join Bishop of Durham on prayer walk this weekend


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York will join the Bishop of Durham this weekend for a two-day prayer walk through parts of Durham Diocese, including blessing the new Camino Ingles Fountain in Bishop Auckland, visiting the recently opened Faith Museum, and having breakfast at a community café in Chester-le-Street.

    3 min read
  3. Graphic showing new rates of the Living Wage

    Real Living Wage increases to £12 in UK and £13.15 in London


    NEWS - Over 460,000 people working for 14,000 real Living Wage Employers throughout the country are set for a vital cost-of-living pay boost, as the Living Wage Foundation’s real Living Wage rates rise to £12 an hour across the UK and £13.15 an hour in London.

    7 min read
  4. A Joint Statement from the bishops in the Diocese of York


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York and the Bishops of Whitby, Selby and Hull have sent a joint message to the people, clergy and churches of the Diocese of York about the recent and continuing violence in Israel and Gaza, and asking for our participation in a day of Fasting and Prayer for peace, reconciliation and an end to war on Tuesday 17th October.

    4 min read
  5. Dignity for all: a more hopeful future

    We have the resources to tackle poverty but do we have the political will?


    FEATURE - Archbishop Stephen writes in today's Yorkshire Post at the start of Challenge Poverty Week. This year's theme is Dignity for All: A More Hopeful Future

    5 min read
  6. Man speaking at a lectern

    Church of England still has ‘considerable distance’ to cover on racial justice, Archbishop of York tells conference


    NEWS - Archbishop Stephen shared a message with clergy and lay ministers from Global Majority Heritage backgrounds who gathered for the first time for five years at a two-day conference in the Hayes Conference centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire.

    2 min read
  7. A picture of Archbishop Stephen talking to an audience at Dewsbury Minster

    Archbishop of York Celebrates Faith in the North


    NEWS - Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell today hopped on board a bus to bless its use for ministry in Dewsbury as he outlined plans to celebrate stories of faith in the north, and help renew the missionary purpose of the Church in the North over the coming years.

    3 min read
  8. Statement on the violence in Israel and Gaza


    Statement on the violence in Israel and Gaza

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  9. Archbishop Stephen stands with a group of lay ministers on the steps of York Minster

    Minster Celebration of Lay Church Ministries


    A Celebration of Lay Ministries Service led by the Archbishop of York on Saturday 23 September at 11.00am in York Minster is to mark a new chapter in recognising the ministries of lay people in the Diocese of York; Bishop of Doncaster Sophie Jelley, the Church of England's national lead bishop for Lay Ministries, will preach.

    4 min read
  10. Archbishop Stephen stands with members of the Mothers Union, holding up RISE UP against domestic abuse posters

    Mothers’ Union asks you to ‘RISE UP’ against domestic abuse with launch of new campaign


    On Friday 22nd September, Mothers' Union will proudly launch its national initiative, RISE UP Against Domestic Abuse at York Minster supported by the Archbishop of York

    3 min read