Diocesan Blog

The Confirmation of Election of the 98th Archbishop of York

The Confirmation of Election of the 98th Archbishop of York

The Confirmation of Election of Bishop Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell as the 98th Archbishop of York took place on Thursday 9 July at 11am. The full Order of Service can be downloaded here: Weblink Bishop Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell, today took up the historic Braganza Crozier – his staff of office – in a short ceremony at York Minster, following his Confirmation of Election as the 98th Archbishop of York.    The service  included music from York Minster Choir and Manor Church of England Academy, York. In the video resource that follows the service, young people from across the north of England  read a letter written by the medieval religious scholar Alcuin of York. Bishop Stephen has offered his first address as Archbishop of York. Prayers were offered for the Archbishop, the Diocese of York and the Northern Province of the Church of England, as well as for the wider… Read more


Two Deacons and a Priest

Two Deacons and a Priest

In recent years, we have been richly blessed by God in many ways.  One of the most evident blessings is the number of people called to the ordained ministry.  This is the result of the hard work and inspiring ministry of my predecessors and of many other people, including the… Read more


First online prison church service to be broadcast by Church of England

First online prison church service to be broadcast by Church of England

On Sunday 5 July, prisoners and their families will be able to worship together during the first-ever online prison church service broadcast by the Church of England. The service will be broadcast from 9am on prison television and radio, as well as on the Church of England’s website, Facebook… Read more


New Theological College planned for the Isle of Man and North-West of England

New Theological College planned for the Isle of Man and North-West of England

Bishop Peter writes: “I am delighted that the Diocese of Sodor and Man is to share with our colleagues in the North-West of England in the creation of a new theological college.  Building on the strengths of our current regional providers, we look to implement a new vision for theological… Read more