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Guiding faith in the northern province

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The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, leads the northern province of the Church of England.

His seat is at York Minster, where he was enthroned as the 97th Archbishop of York in 2005, but he is based at Bishopthorpe Palace. He usually attends and takes part in special services at the cathedral throughout the year including Easter and Christmas Day, the Ordination of priests and deacons and the Consecration of bishops from the northern province.

The Archbishop is also the Bishop of the Diocese of York, leading and guiding its faith and work. The Church of England is arranged geographically into 42 areas called diocese, each under the care of a bishop. The Diocese of York is one of the largest geographically in the Church of England, made up of 470 parishes, 607 churches and 127 schools.

As the mother church for the northern province, York Minster hosts a number of regional and national services, including the consecrations of bishops for this area.

For more information about the Archbishop and his work, visit Archbishop of York or to contact his office at Bishopthorpe Palace please use the details below.


The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
The Office of the Archbishop of York

Telephone: 01904 707021

Bishopthorpe Palace
YO23 2GE


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