The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will sample a flavour of North Holderness life and produce when he visits North Holderness Deanery (the parishes and communities around Hornsea) next weekend 23 to 25 March 2018.

The Archbishop will preach at the Palm Sunday Service at 10.30am at All Saints Church in Skipsea – all are welcome to attend.

The Deanery Mission weekend begins on Friday morning in St Lawrence Church, Sigglesthorne where the Archbishop will join pupils and staff from Sigglesthorne Church of England Primary Academy for their end of term Easter service, sharing about preparing for Easter.

The Archbishop will then attend the end of term assembly with pupils, staff and parents from Skirlaugh Church of England Primary School. The assembly is to be held at Skirlaugh Church at approx. 11am where there will be a short Easter service. The Archbishop will then join the pupils and staff on their walk back for lunch at the school.

Meanwhile the Archdeacon of the East Riding, Andy Broom, will join the children and staff of Aldbrough Primary School at St Bartholomew Church, Aldbrough, during the morning for their end of term assembly.

In the afternoon, Archbishop Sentamu will visit Hornsea Garden Centre at approx. 2pm where he will meet staff and customers and take afternoon tea in the popular ‘Gardener’s Retreat’ restaurant.

On Friday evening the Archbishop will visit Hornsea Golf Club for a Rotary meeting at which the Archbishop will share his testimony of faith, with Q & A’s to follow.

We are entering the most profound time of the Christian year when we remember Jesus’ journey to the Cross in preparation for our celebrations of His Resurrection.

This is an extraordinary reminder of the power of God to make a difference in any and every situation, bringing life and hope.

I am looking forward to being with the people of North Holderness as we share stories of God at work and pray for the Holy Spirit to bring transformation to our communities.”

Archbishop Sentamu

Day 2 of the mission in and around North Holderness starts with breakfast at 9am on Saturday at the popular Hornsea Mere Café where the Archbishop will meet with members of the local farming community and local churches.

Also taking place on Saturday morning at approx. 11am, Bishop Alison White will dedicate a new kitchen in the Church Hall during a Coffee Morning at St John the Baptist Church, Bewholme.

In the afternoon Dr Sentamu will lunch at Hornsea Floral Hall and meet visitors. In the evening the Archbishop will attend a dinner event with the Mayor and address Hornsea Parish Council members.

On Palm Sunday, (25 March) the Archbishop will be preaching at the 10.30am service at All Saints Church, Skipsea.

The Archdeacon of the East Riding, Andy Broom, will be preaching and presiding at All Saints, Mappleton at 10.30am.

Bishop Alison White, will join the congregation of St Leonard Church, Beeford, for their morning worship at 11am on Palm Sunday at which she will preach.

For enquiries about the mission in North Holderness, please contact: Revd Anne White (01964 527230) or for the Diocese of York Communications, please contact Martin Sheppard at tel. 01904 699530 or at email:

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