Archbishop of York to visit Pocklington

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, during his Pilgrimage.

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, during his Pilgrimage.

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The Archbishop of York will be visiting Pocklington as part of his six-month Pilgrimage of Prayer.

Archbishop Dr John Sentamu is hoping to speak to as many people as possible during his visit to the town on 5 April.

He will start the day by enjoying breakfast at Burnby Hall with some church regulars.

He will also be meeting and greeting people in the Market Place and attending a coffee morning in All Saints’ Church. In addition, he will be saying prayers at Sotheby Cross near the church and will drop by at Wold Haven care home.

The Archbishop’s visit to Pocklington is part of his journey around the South Wold Deanery on his Pilgrimage.

Reverend Geoff Hollingsworth, who is the vicar of the Pocklington Group of Churches, said: “We are all looking forward to his visit. It is tremendous what he is doing. It is really appreciated by everyone involved. We are looking forward to him spending the day with us.

“It is a great opportunity for people to come along and talk to him.”

A celebration service will be held on 10 April at 4pm, at All Saints’ Church. The Archbishop will be leading the service and preaching. Everyone is invited to come along to the service.

The Archbishop’s six-month Pilgrimage began in Whitby on 1 December last year and will finish at York Minster on 22 May.