Howden Deanery sits at the southern end of the Diocese, along the River Humber. The market town of Howden is home to the medieval Howden Minster and the training headquarters of the Press Association. Villages in the Deanery include South Cave, Welton and Blacktoft, and the town of Brough. Find out more about the churches in Howden Deanery here.
Archbishop Sentamu travelled by tractor to visit local farms at Blacktoft whilst on his Pilgrimage of Prayer Witness & Blessing in the East Riding of Yorkshire. During 16-21 February 2016, the Archbishop visited BAE Systems Brough, the Cave Castle Hotel, South Cave Plant Centre, Hanover Court and Howden Joinery.
Click here to listen to the Archbishop speaking to Judi Murden from BBC Radio Humberside about his week in the Howden Deanery. The Archbishop spoke about his visit to BAE Systems Brough, the Air Cadets - and meeting so many people along his route who wanted to pray with him that his schedule was delayed at times! (Original programme http://bbc.in/1XFH9Xs)
16th February 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at Newport Methodist Church. Leave around 10.00am to walk to Gilberdyke. Leave Gilberdyke Methodist Church around 11.15am to walk to Eastringtone. 12.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Michael Eastrington. Call in at Mums and Tots group, St Michael Eastrington.Postcard
The Butterflies Group at St Michael’s were delighted to welcome the Archbishop of York to join us for our meeting. This week the children were joined by their elder brothers and sisters too as it was half term. All the children and adults were really looking forward to meeting him. He was a wonderful visitor and took a real interest in all the children from a few weeks old to nearly 10 years old. He made time to chat with the parents and learn about the things we enjoy about Eastrington and St Michael’s.
We were delighted that he took the opportunity to speak to all the children and adults as a group and he left us with a wonderful story and a little message to help us all grow.
17th February 2016
9.00am PIlgrimage Prayers at St Helen's Welton. Leave around 11.15am to walk to Elloughton. 12noon Pilgrimage Prayers at Elloughton URC. Visit Elloughton Paint Pot Cafe. Leave around 1.15pm to walk to BAE Brough for a visit. Join Air Cadets meeting in the evening.Postcard
324 Hawker Blackburn had the privilege to welcome The Archbishop of York to the squadron this evening. The cadets had worked hard in their preparation for his visit and were able to show the Archbishop some of the activities and skills they practice as part of the Air Cadets.
At the beginning of the evening, the Archbishop was introduced to cadets participating in a radio activity. Cadets explained to His Grace how they had learned to use radio communication effectively and demonstrated practical use in relaying reference points to others elsewhere in the building.
Cadets took great pride in presenting two drumming pieces to the Archbishop, followed by others presenting a short First Aid display. Adult Sergeant Mike Lodge noisily played the part of a casualty suffering an electrical burn. Cadets used their recently acquired first aid skills to deal with the emergency and treat the injury.
Following an interview by cadet journalists the Archbishop gathered the cadets, said a prayer with them, blessed the group and encouraged them to continue with their cadet careers. Sergeant Sam Parry said, “It was amazing how he held the attention of the whole room whilst he spoke to us.” Cadet Nathan Murray said, “It was awesome meeting the Archbishop and I’ll never forget it!”
18th February 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Anne's Ellerker. Leave around 9.45am to walk to South Cave, Brough. Visit Cave Castle Hotel. Leave around 12noon to walk to South Cave Plant Centre. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to Hanover Court Residential Home for a visit. Leave around 4.00pm to walk to All Saints, North Cave for Pilgrimage Prayers at 4.30pm.Postcard
Today the Archbishop’s journey took him between South and North Cave passing Mires Lane. A group of service users and staff from Mires Beck Nursery met with the Archbishop at the top of the lane. Thankfully it was dry and sunny when the Archbishop arrived and after a brief conversation the group invited the Archbishop’s party down to the Nursery. On arriving at the Nursery the Archbishop remembered that he had previously visited us in 2006, clearly there had been many changes since then. After a short walk around the garden in front of our Oasis building the Archbishop lead the welcoming group to say the Lord’s Prayer. Despite a very relaxed and informal meeting the Archbishop had a tight schedule, so it was off again to his next visit.
Tim Wilson, Supervisor, Mires Beck Nursery
19th February 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at Howden Minster. From 10.00am walk around Howden then on to Howden Joinery for a visit. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St John of Beverley, Wressle. 7.00pm Evangelistic meeting at All Saints, South Cave.Postcard
After Pilgrim Prayers in Howden Minster, we walked in bright sunshine into Howden’s charming and bustling Market Place; visiting local, family-run shops, meeting shoppers and shop keepers. The Mayor, Hugh Roberts, joined us outside our local grocers and florists, with its colourful street display, to go for coffee in Howden’s Baltic gothic Shire Hall—that houses the town’s library, theatre and market hall. The archbishop was able to meet, chat and pray with many friendly local people: from baby Jacob (baptised here last Sunday) to folks still active in their nineties; engaging with townsfolk and those in from the villages to enjoy a typical country market day.
James Little, Team Rector of Howden
20th February 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Mary's, Broomfleet. Walk around Broomfleet then travel to Blacktoft. Walk from Blacktoft around 11.15am to walk to Yokefleet then visit Pea Harvesters. Walk to Metham Lane. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter Laxton.Postcard
Archbishop Sentamu was warmly welcomed by hosts Mr and Mrs David Martinson at Warwick House today as he made further steps in the Diocese Pilgrimage of Prayers. After an interesting insight into the work of The Green Pea Company and the pea vining process, Archbishop Sentamu walked through the village of Yokefleet and paused to speak to and bless members of the community before walking to Warwick House where lunch was to be held. Walking down the farm lane, Mr David Martinson greeted Archbishop Sentamu and his Associates, and welcomed them all into his family home. Members of Blacktoft P.C.C joined Archbishop Sentamu around the dining table, where lunch was served and enjoyed by all. At 3:30, the Archbishop left the warm and laughter of Warwick House and continued on his Pilgrimage towards Laxton, where a service of prayer was to be held at St Peters Church, Laxton.
21st February 2016
10.45am Parish Communion at All Saints, South Cave.Postcard
All Saint’s Church South Cave today was filled with worshipers as Archbishop Sentamu’s visit to the Howden Deanery – a memorable visit that had included prayer, blessing, lots of walking, and a ride on a tractor - culminated in a service of Parish Communion. Preaching from Luke 13, the Archbishop spoke of a God who wishes to gather his children together ‘as a hen gathers her brood under her wings’. After the service, Archbishop and Mrs Sentamu shared an informal lunch with the congregation. The Archbishop’s pilgrimage takes him next to Hull West, and we pray that they will be blessed, as we have been blessed, by his visit.
The Revd Peter Draper