Archbishop of York to Join in Whit Friday 2017 Celebrations


The churches of Dobcross, Sandy Lane Community Church and Holy Trinity Dobcross Church, are delighted to announce that Archbishop Sentamu has accepted an invitation to walk with Dobcross village for the Procession of Witness on Whit Friday 9th June 2017.

The Archbishop’s visit will commence at Dobcross Band Club where he will provide a commemorative prayer ‘in memory of absent friends’ before the playing of hymn tune ‘Silver Hill’ by Dobcross Silver Band and Dobcross Youth Band. After presiding at a short service in Dobcross square, Archbishop Sentamu will lead our procession to Uppermill where he will make the address at the open-air, ecumenical service. All are welcome to attend.  The Archbishop will then lead the procession back to Dobcross and is to join the children for lunch at Holy Trinity School.

The Archbishop of York said: “I am looking forward to joining the traditional walk of witness which promises to be an uplifting and fulfilling day.  I am only sorry that the demands on my diary mean that I cannot stay on for the superb brass band contests which will roll out later in the day. I would also like to thank in advance the many volunteers who make this day possible. This is a fantastic event and I do pray that all who take the time to follow that Cross of Witness will be reminded of the truth that in Jesus Christ is life and life in all its fullness”.