Archbishop to visit towns and villages

Archbishop Dr John Sentamu
Archbishop Dr John Sentamu

The Archbishop of York is heading to the area as part of his six-month Pilgrimage of Prayer.

Archbishop Dr John Sentamu will visit Pocklington, Market Weighton and Stamford Bridge next week.

This will be his fifth month on Pilgrimage, which is due to finish at York Minster on 22 May.

Archbishop Sentamu said: “It has been amazing to meet and pray with people in the Archdeaconries of Cleveland and the East Riding and to share with them the love of God in Jesus Christ.”

Pocklington is the first point of call on Tuesday with a breakfast at Burnby Hall Gardens, a walk through the Market Place and prayers at the Sotheby Cross. Archbishop Sentamu is joining the Wednesday community coffee morning at Barmby Moor, leading Pilgrimage prayers at Melbourne’s Methodist Church and later calling in at one of the largest dairy goatherds at St Helen’s Farm Seaton Ross. Garrowby Hill viewpoint is the venue for prayers next Thursday before calling in at St Andrew’s Bugthorpe ahead of a visit to HMP Full Sutton to join the men’s Bible study group. In the evening, St John the Baptist Church have a family supper at 5.30pm with worship led by the youth band at the Sports Pavilion at Stamford Bridge, all are welcome.

On 8 April the Archbishop will be meeting staff at Rosti Mckechnie, a large local employer, visiting Beaumont Manor residents and meeting up with the Embroiders of the Tapestry and Community Hub Members at Stamford Bridge. A walking group will join him for an afternoon Pilgrimage walk to Low Catton.

On 9 April at 9.30am the Archbishop will lead Pilgrimage prayers at All Saints’ Church in Market Weighton and on 10 April at 10.30am he will lead a service at All Hallows, Goodmanham. He will be baptising and confirming candidates at All Saints’ Church in Pocklington at 4pm.