More than 1,000 people have celebrated the birth of the Christian Church with the Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu and the Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Rev Dr Martin Warner the ruins of Whitby Abbey.
It is believed to be the first time an archbishop and a bishop have jointly hosted a service at the abbey since its destruction in The Reformation. The archbishop arrived in the harbour below the Abbey in the RNLI Trent-class lifeboat, George and Mary Webb.
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