Pilgrim Archbishop of York to visit Hedon!

ARCHBISHOP of York, John Sentamu, since Advent 2015 has been taking part in a Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing across the Diocese of York. This will take Archbishop Sentamu from the Humber to the Tees and from the A1 to the coast. The Pilgrimage will bring the Archbishop to Hedon on Wednesday 16th March as part of his wider visit to the local benefice.

Archbishop Sentamu with Bishop White Duncan Lomax Ravage Productions

Archbishop Sentamu (left) with Bishop of Hull Alison White on the occasion of her consecration. Photo with special thanks to Duncan Lomax Ravage Productions

“From 1st December 2015 to 22nd May 2016, I will be engaging in a Diocesan Pilgrimage and invite you to participate in this Pilgrimage, whether through prayer or in person.

“The vision for this Pilgrimage lies in the roots of our Christian Heritage. As I have prayed and waited on God, I have been inspired by the great Northern Saints, such as Aidan, Cuthbert, and Hilda who took to the road to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.”

– Dr. John Sentamu

Local vicar, Reverend Jon Wright will be coordinating the visit to the benefice which will comprise:

  1. Morning prayer at Paull St Andrew’s Church at 9 am (See Pilgrimage includes Paull);
  2. Walk 2 ½ miles along the Humber Bank to Hedon for market day;
  3. Walk around market and drop in on Alexandra Hall coffee morning;
  4. At 12.30pm Hedon and District Churches Together will host a lent lunch;
  5. Afterwards, Archbishop Sentamu will be driven to Sproatley school for a question and answer session;
  6. The Pilgrimage will take in Sandhill Nursery to meet and greet;
  7. Prayers at All Saints Church, Preston will take place at 4:30 pm.

More information about the Pilgrimage at the website.


Readers might be interested to note that you can follow The Most Reverend & Right Honourable Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York on Twitter at @JohnSentamu.

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