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Busy Beverley weekend for Archbishop Sentamu

The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, completed a busy weekend in Beverley on Sunday (May 13) by preaching at the annual Civic Service in the Minster, commemorating St John of Beverley. John was  Bishop of Hexham and then Bishop of York and went on to found the town of Beverley by building the first structure here, a monastery. He was associated with miracles during and after his lifetime and was made a saint in 1037. He died in 721 and is buried in the Minster.

The Archbishop’s Mission Weekend started last Friday with a visit to St Nicholas Church of England Primary School in Beverley followed by visits to to the St Michael’s Centre in Cherry Burton and Bishop Burton College. The evening concluded with a unique beer and hymns event at the Monk’s Walk pub in Beverley.

On Saturday, the Archbishop visited All Hallows Church, Walkington, All Saints Church, Lund, and joined a bring and share lunch in Walkington Village Hall before visiting  St Leonard’s Church in Molescroft and then a Q&A session with members of the Church Lads and Girls Brigade at St Mary’s in Beverley. Sunday saw him officially starting the Beverley 10K Fun Run before attending a hog roast in St Mary’s Church, Beverley, and then preaching at the civic service.