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  1. Hands held in a praying pose

    We must learn the lessons of the Lord’s Prayer


    FEATURE - Archbishop Stephen writes in the Daily Telegraph about the challenge and vision of the Lord's Prayer. The article follows in full...

    4 min read
  2. Head shots of two male bishops side by side

    Two Bishops in the Diocese of York to retire in mid-2024


    NEWS - The Bishop of Selby and the Bishop of Whitby in the Diocese of York (the Church of England from the Tees to the Humber and around the A1 to the Yorkshire coast) have announced that they are both to retire in July 2024.

    6 min read
  3. Head and shoulders of a woman smiling to camera

    Welcome for Professor Alexis Jay


    NEWS - The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have welcomed the announcement today that Professor Alexis Jay, the former chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, IICSA, has agreed to develop proposals for a fully independent structure to provide scrutiny of safeguarding in the Church of England. She will be supported by the former secretary to IICSA , John O’Brien.  

    3 min read
  4. Ministry Experience Team 10th Anniversary

    Archbishop of York pays tribute to Ministry Experience Scheme on 10th anniversary


    NEWS - More than 700 young adults have taken part in the Ministry Experience Scheme since it was founded by the Church of England a decade ago.

    3 min read
  5. Archbishop Stephen gives his presidential address to General Synod

    York General Synod 2023 - Presidential Address


    COMMENT - The Archbishop delivered the Presidential address to the meeting of the General Synod in York today. The address follows in full

    9 min read
  6. Discarded lifejackets on a beach with upturned small boat

    Archbishops and UK faith leaders urge Government to adopt “just and compassionate” asylum policy


    The Archbishops of Canterbury and York and other UK faith leaders joint letter urging the Government to develop a long-term strategy for tackling the refugee crisis and human trafficking

    4 min read
  7. Canon Linda Ali

    Shining a light on outstanding effort and dedication


    Canon Linda Ali, a member of the Chapter of York, the governing body for York Minster, was last week presented with the Canterbury Cross by the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, at the Lambeth Awards ceremony for Services to the Church of England.

    2 min read
  8. Splash of different coloured paints with MYC network written over in white

    MYCN is enabling missional youth leaders to become more effective in mission and evangelism with non-churched young people


    A Church Army review of the work of the Missional Youth Church Network has shown it is making good progress towards its target of establishing 30 missional youth churches in 5 years.

    4 min read
  9. a picture of deacons being ordained in York Minster

    Archbishop to ordain ten new Deacons to serve in Diocese of York


    Ten women and men with varied stories of God's call to serve will be ordained Deacon by the Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell, in York Minster on Saturday 1st July in a service beginning at 4pm.

    3 min read
  10. Archbishop Stephen stands on the steps of York Minster with the three newly consecrated bishops

    Triple consecration service at York Minster


    NEWS - The Bishop of Bolton, the Bishop of Huddersfield and the Bishop of Ripon will be consecrated at York Minster at 11am on Thursday 22 June

    1 min read