Hull Deanery centres on the city of Kingston upon Hull, which is home to over 257,000 people, making it the biggest city in the Diocese of York. Hull suffered heavy damage in the blitz, its fishing industry declined in the 1970s, and its industry is now focused on the chemical and health care sectors. Selected as the UK’s City of Culture in 2017, Hull is also home to Hull Truck Theatre, Hull City football club, Hull FC rugby club, and Hull Kingston Rovers. Find out more about the churches in Hull Deanery here.
On BBC Radio Humberside this week, the Archbishop gave a reflection on Easter Sunday ‘Christ is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!’ and spoke about cooking organic lamb with Mary Berry as part of the Mary Berry Easter Feast programme as broadcast on BBC 2.
The Director of Acts 435, Jenny Herrera, explained more about the charity’s Easter Appeal to give 40 fresh starts – and the difference the charity is making in people’s lives.
Highlights of the Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing in East Hull in Holy Week included a visit to HMP Hull, meeting families and penguins at The Deep on Good Friday, blessing Hull KR’s stadium ahead of the local derby and the fantastic schools throughout the week.
22nd March 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St James, Sutton. Leave around 9.45am to walk to St James Academy. Visit St James Academy. Visit Wilberforce College. 12.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St John’s Bransholme. Leave around 2.00pm to walk to and through Kingswood - all welcome. 7.30pm Address at St Philip's, Bilton Grange.Postcard
We have had a super day today! We have had a visit from The Archbishop of York. We were able to ask him many questions about his life and his pilgrimage and were fascinated at the stories he told us…
Some of the children in Year 6 were also able to share prayers with him at St James Church, Sutton.
We loved chatting to him on the playground and found ourselves laughing when we saw Reverend Maggie skipping!
Thank you for visiting our school,
The Children and staff at St James’ CE Academy, Sutton.
23rd March 2016
9.00am Pilgrimage Prayers at St John’s Drypool. Leave around 9.45am to walk to Alexandra Court Residential Home, Eden Garden, Freedom Centre and Sentamu Academy. 11.30am visit Sentamu Academy. Leave around 2.15pm to walk along Preston Road to Hull KR ground for a visit. 4.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Hilda’s Greatfield. 7.30pm Address at St Andrew’s Sutton Park.Postcard
We were delighted to welcome the Archbishop, Bishop Alison and Revd Joanna to Archbishop Sentamu Academy today. Our Head Boy and Head Girl enjoyed hosting them. 6th Form Philosophy and Ethics students were entranced by the Archbishop's responses to their questions, especially hearing about his life in Uganda.
300 Year 7 students were privileged to hear questions from a team of students from a mix of year groups, and they enjoyed some lively dialogue about miracles, disobedience, connecting with God and most of all the joy of being a friend of Jesus.
We ate lunch in the Agora - which was buzzing with life as all our students eat there. The visit concluded with Pilgrimage Prayers in the chapel with staff and students and we would have happily stayed there for longer.
A brilliant day!
24th March 2016
8.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Peter’s Bilton. (The Archbishop is to return to York for the Chrism Eucharist service at York Minster at 11.00am.) 7.30pm Eucharist with footwashing at St Aidan’s Southcoates.Postcard
The Archbishop joined us at St Aidan's to lead our Maundy Thursday service. The service was well attended with members of other local churches also joining us. Highlights of the service included the Archbishop preaching passionately about the wonders of participating in the Lord's Supper, the Archbishop washing (and kissing!) the feet of 12 people, and the Archbishop presiding over communion
Many people commented how much they'd enjoyed the service.
The Revd Rich Phillips
25th March 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Columba Drypool. 10.55am Walk of Witness from Mount Pleasant (near Asda) along Holderness Road for Pilgrimage Prayers at 11.45. 2.00pm Good Friday Service (Last Hour at the Cross) at St Columba. Visit The Deep. 7.30pm Address for Holy Week at St Peter Bilton.
26th March 2016
9.30am Pilgrimage Prayers at St Michael’s, Sutton. Leave St Peter's, Bilton around 11.10am to walk to Asda, Bilton then along to the Longhill Estate. 12.30pm Pilgrimage Prayers at St Margaret’s Welcome Centre. 7.30pm Easter Vigil Service at St Michael’s.Postcard
He came, sat, chatted, laughed, ate with us and prayed. What a loving and caring and humble Archbishop. Maggie's Cafe was full of people eager to meet him. We are praying for a spiritual breakthrough on Longhill and this may be the start of it. All ages sat together and listened to his comforting and challenging words. He went to have a look at the Prayer Space in our Chapel and chatted to people outside in the streets. God is using him mightily and this pilgrimage is touching and blessing people's lives as people meet God through him.
27th March 2016
8.30am Visit HMP Hull.