The Deanery of Beverley sits around the market town and county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, Beverley. The town is home to Beverley Minster, St Mary’s Church, as well as the Beverley Racecourse. The surrounding villages include Cherry Burton, Lockington and Woodmansey. Find out more about the churches in Beverley Deanery here.
The Yorkshire Post joined the Archbishop for a day on his Pilgrimage at Beverley. To read Tom Richmond's article in full - please visit:
Phil White, an afternoon presenter at BBC Radio Humberside spoke to the Archbishop about his Pilgrimage at St Mary’s Church Beverley. The Archbishop shared how the Pilgrimage started at Whitby in December, the places and people he has met on his journey along with his Pilgrimage Companion – The Revd Canon Joanna Udal - who is accompanying him as he travels around the Diocese of York. The Archbishop said: ‘If you are going to be a follower of Christ – simplicity is at the heart of it. God loves all of us’.
1st March 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary, Etton. Leave around 9.30am to walk to Cherry Burton. Visit Bishop Burton College. Leave to walk to All Saints, Bishop Burton for Pilgrimage Prayers at 1.30pm. Visit East Riding College.
2nd March 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Paul’s Tickton. Walk to Tickton School for a visit. Leave around 10.30am to walk to Toll Gavel Methodist Church. 2.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Toll Gavel Church. Walk to East Riding Council offices at Beverley County Hall.Postcard
Today the Archbishop's journey brought him to County Hall in Beverley where he met with a host of staff, young people in care and care leavers, foster carers and young carers. He joined the fostering team in a meeting that considered how best to match the needs of children in care to the foster families who were available. He listened to staff regarding the challenges that they face in recruiting foster carers across the county. The Archbishop related his own family experience of fostering which was really welcome and helpful.
The adults and children who met with the Archbishop were delighted with the event and joined in the prayer meeting to round off the visit.
Pam Allen, Head of Children and Young People Support and Safeguarding
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
3rd March 2016
9.00am PIlgrimage Prayers at St Mary's, Lockington. Call in to coffee morning around 9.40am at St Catherine's, Leconfield. Visit Leconfield School then Defence School of Transport. 11.15am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Martin's Garrison Church. Walk to Costa and WRVS then on to Normandy Diner for lunch. Visit St Mary's CofE School, Beverley. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to Jacob's Well shop.
4th March 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at All Hallows, Walkington. Leave around 9.30am to walk around the village then visit Walkington Primary School. 11.15am visit Little Weighton Primary School. At 1.30pm visit Skidby CofE Primary School. 2.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter’s Woodmansey. Leave around 3.00pm to walk to Leisure Centre via Lakeminster Park, East Riding College, Flemingate and Railway Station. 5.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at Beverley Minster.Postcard
On Friday, 4th March Archbishop John Sentamu visited our school. We took him around the school. He was wearing a purple robe and a red and black jacket. We asked him some questions (I asked him one) about his career.
We sang him a song - 'Be bold' and he really liked it. He gave us a bookmark with prayers on.
5th March 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Nicholas Church, Beverley. Then walk around Beverley, including the market. 4.00pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary's, Beverley.Postcard
Today the Archbishop began with a gathering of Churchwardens at St Nicholas Church in Beverley. He then walked through Flemingate and Beverley town centre accompanied by Bishop Alison White of Hull, stopping at Beverley Minster to spend time talking and praying with exhibitors and browsers at a Wedding Fair (and acquiring some free samples!). The day's walk ended at an actual wedding, which had just finished at St Mary's Church as we arrived. The bride and groom (and vicar) were delighted to welcome a surprise guest.
6th March 2016
8.00am Eucharist at St Nicholas, Beverley. 10.00am Family Service at St Nicholas, Beverley.Postcard
Sunday 6th of March St Nicholas Church Beverley welcomed Archbishop Sentamu. He took a service of Holy Communion at 8 o'clock leading, preaching and presiding. He then preached and presided at our 10 o'clock Family Service and carried out a baptism. These services were well attended and left people feeling inspired by his amazing calming presence. His informative sermon on Moses - complete with the wicker basket showed his humorous side. This was an honour and a blessing to be part of his pilgrimage.