The Archbishop of York has condemned the low pay of millions of Britons as a "national scandal" and has criticised the Government.
The Archbishop of York has thanked his surgeons after having an operation today for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer.
The Archbishop of York warned that defence cuts will compromise Britain's safety as he delivered his Christmas message to soldiers.
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust today re-opened its grant making programme for youth projects across the north of England.
Since the Archbishop’s Youth Trust began awarding grants in 2009, it has awarded £70k to more than 20 youth projects that reach out to thousands of young people every day.
Many of these supported projects have been in areas of real deprivation where young people have been facing many challenging situations.
As a result the Youth Trust has seen lives changed and young people inspired to become active citizens, making a difference through serving others.
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu will start his own online advent calendar today.
He will post 24 message on how we might prepare for Christmas.
This is the fourth year running that the Archbishop has offered daily reflections in the build up to Christmas.
The Archbishop said: "Every day from 1 December until Christmas Eve, a brief reflection will be added online about our Advent journey, preparing the way for Jesus in our lives. Come and journey with me!"
The Archbishop of York is now recovering at home after having surgery for prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu was treated at St James's Hospital in Leeds last week. He is now at home at Bishopthorpe Palace.
A film showing how churches across Yorkshire are responding to environmental challenges and global warming has been released. 'Our Hope for God's Creation' was produced by the Church of England in Yorkshire and the North East.
It shows how different parishes are working to tackle climate change.
– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
God's love for the whole of the cosmos lies right at the heart of the gospel. Our Hope for God’s Creation shows us how churches can put that love into action with examples of good stewardship and how we can all contribute and make a difference. I hope it will be an inspiration for churches throughout the province and beyond.”
Rev Canon Sue Sheriff, temporary Archdeacon of York
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. The Archbishop of York is one of quarter of a million men who are living either with or after prostate cancer in the UK. The charity Prostate cancer UK say:
- Every hour one man dies from prostate cancer.
- 100 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every day.
- It's estimated that by 2030, prostate cancer will be the most common cancer.
- One in eight men will get prostate cancer.
For help and advice on prostate cancer go to the Prostate Cancer UK website.
Responding to the news that the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has had surgery for a locally advanced cancer of the prostate, the Bishop of Lincoln said:
– The Rt Revd Christopher Lowson, Bishop of Lincoln
I was saddened to hear of the Archbishop of York's illness, and that he expects to be recovering for some time. Knowing the Archbishop as a man of great energy and passion, I know that this enforced rest will not come easily to him. I and the Diocese of Lincoln join the Church in holding Archbishop John and his family in our prayers, and wish him a speedy and complete recovery.
The Archbishop of York has thanked surgeons after he had an operation for 'locally advanced' prostate cancer. Dr John Sentamu had surgery in Leeds today.
– Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
I am thankful and grateful for Mr Bill Cross and the entire surgical team at St James’ Hospital Leeds for their care and professionalism.