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    York Minster to host Thanksgiving Service for 30 years of women’s priesthood


    NEWS - Thirty years since the first ordination of women as priests in the Church of England will be celebrated by the Diocese of York at the service of Evensong in York Minster at 5.30pm on Tuesday 4th June 2024.

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  2. UKME/GMH clergy and ordinands stood on the steps of Bishopthorpe Palace with the archbishop

    Northern Global-Majority Heritage & UK Minority Ethnic clergy and ordinands gather at Bishopthorpe


    The Archbishop of York today welcomed clergy, ordinands and church leaders of global-majority heritage or UK minority-ethnic from the Northern Province to Bishopthorpe Palace for a day of celebration, conversation, worship and networking.

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    General election 2024: invitation to pray for the nation


    NEWS - The bishops of the Church of England have issued a call to put prayer and participation at the heart of the General Election campaign as the UK prepares to go to the polls.

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    The Venerable Patricia Hillas appointed as the next Bishop of Sodor and Man


    NEWS - The Venerable Patricia Hillas has been announced as the next Bishop of the Diocese of Sodor and Man. The official announcement came from Downing Street while the Bishop-designate visited Cathedral Isle of Man, Peel

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    Archbishop of York Official Visit to New York


    NEWS - Tomorrow, on Thursday 9 May, which is Ascension Day in the Church’s calendar, The Most Revd Michael B. Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, is preaching at the Evening Mass at St Thomas’ Church, New York at 5.30pm EST.  Archbishop Stephen Cottrell will preside at this service.

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    Celebrating 100 years of friendship


    FEATURE - Archbishop Stephen writes in today's Yorkshire Post as the cities of York and New York mark 100 years of partnership and friendship. This follows in full.

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  7. Two plaques with writing, one from 1924, the other from 2024

    The cities of York and New York Celebrate a Century of Transatlantic Friendship


    NEWS - The historic cities of York, England, and New York City, USA, will celebrate a century as twin cities this week (May 5, 2024), with a message from His Majesty King Charles III marking the occasion, and dignitaries from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean coming together for an historic ceremony.

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    Pentecost Youth gatherings at the heart of Thy Kingdom Come 2024


    NEWS - Thy Kingdom Come (TKC), the global ecumenical movement for uniting Christians in 11 days of prayer from Ascension to Pentecost, is inviting church youth groups to join in with a collective time of prayer and worship around the country.

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    Archbishop of York Visit to St George’s Crypt, Leeds


    NEWS - On Saturday 20 April, the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell visited St George’s Crypt, whose mission is to meet the need of homeless and vulnerable people in Leeds. His visit as the organisation’s Patron formed part of a weekend of mission marking the 10th anniversary of the Diocese of Leeds where he met with clergy and their communities in different settings.

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    Diocese of Leeds marks 10th anniversary with service at Bradford Cathedral


    NEWS - The Anglican Diocese of Leeds has marked its 10th anniversary this past weekend, with a special service at Bradford Cathedral. The service was in part led by the Most Revd Stephen Cottrell, Archbishop of York, who has been visiting the area as part of the celebrations.

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