Archbishop of York joins in worship with South Otterington School


Head and shoulders of the Archbishop of York wearing a purple scapula

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to visit South Otterington CE Primary School, DL7 9HD on Thursday 24 January.  He is joining staff, pupils, parents and governors for a short service at St Andrew’s Church at 10.15am in the village.

The service picks up the termly theme of ‘Hope’ and is to be led by pupils from the school.  The Archbishop is to speak on the theme and give a blessing to close the service. 

Headteacher Amanda Gledhill said, “We are really excited to welcome Archbishop Sentamu to our school.  We are looking forward to showing him all our wonderful work related to our topic of Journeys.”

The Archbishop will also tour the school, meeting with pupils and staff. Speaking ahead of his visit, the Archbishop said, “At its very best, education should enable the flourishing of all children and young people as they grow into all that God has created them to be.  My hope is that all those at South Otterington School will know that they are loved by a heavenly Father, invited to know Jesus as their friend and share the love of Christ with those they meet.”

Media who wish to attend for photographs must contact the school directly via email: [email protected]  or at tel. 01609 776273

For media enquiries for the Archbishop, please contact Elizabeth Addy at email: [email protected] or at tel. 01904 772365