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Following the vision that God gives us

The vision that all of us should be following is the vision that God gives us in Jesus Christ. We don’t need anything else.

That vision of a new and redeemed humanity is what has sustained me throughout my ministry and it should be the vision that sustains the whole church in every place and in every age. I will certainly do my best to make sure that is the case.

Of course, we have to work out what this means for this particular place and time, and that is how we find out what our priorities should be. Since arriving in York I have been taking time to get to know the York Diocese and get to know the other dioceses in the northern province. By seeing, listening and praying I have begun to discern what the particular priorities might be for me over the coming years. 

Alongside this I will continue to focus on three things. Two of them have served me well throughout my ministry and have been the underlying themes of everything I have done as a priest and a bishop. The third is very much about my role as Archbishop of York and the special opportunities and responsibilities that brings. 

Just praying

In Jesus Christ we enter into a relationship with God

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Just evangelism

Sharing the good news with others

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The North

Working for the common good