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  1. Arches and roof of interior of York Minster

    York Minster to host BBC Radio 4 recording - Christmas Service with The Archbishop of York


    NEWS - BBC Radio 4 will be at York Minster on Tuesday 12 December to record a special act of worship for broadcast on Christmas Day morning.   

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  2. Four people in hard hats and outdoor clothing

    The Archbishop of York's Missionary Journey to Cleveland Archdeaconry


    NEWS - The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, visited Middlesbrough and the Cleveland Hills in the north east of the Diocese of York on Monday 27th November.

    3 min read
  3. York Minster advent wreath

    York Minster gets ready for Advent and Christmas


    NEWS - To mark the start of the Advent and Christmas season, York Minster is preparing for the raising of its spectacular Advent Wreath and the opening of the York Minster Christmas Tree Festival in the first weekend of December.

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  4. Man in clergy clothing standing at lectern giving a speech

    General Synod 2023 - Joint Presidential Address


    COMMENT - The Archbishop, alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, delivered the Presidential address to the meeting of the General Synod in London today. The address follows in full

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  5. Candles are lit in York Minster

    Vigil for peace in Israel and Gaza


    Religious, political and civic leaders from across York will come together to hold a vigil in York Minster on Saturday 11 November to call for peace and an end to the conflict in Israel and Gaza.

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  6. Statement from the House of Bishops on the war in Gaza


    NEWS - Read the joint statement from the House of Bishops 

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  7. 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

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  8. 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
  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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