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  • Archbishop of York to visit area for Tell, Serve, Give series of religious activities

    Henry James

    THE Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, is to visit the Diocese of Liverpool this week and will attend events in West Lancashire and Sefton.

    He will be accompanied by bishops from across the north for a series of activities entitled Tell, Serve, Give and running from Thursday to Sunday, March 7 to 10.

    Organised by the Church of England, it will feature events across the Diocese of Liverpool.

    Particular highlights of the archbishop’s programme in West Lancs and Sefton include:

    l A visit to King George Sixth Form College in Southport.

    l Taking part in a mass clean-up of Formby beach with the National Trust on Saturday, March 9.

    l ·Attending civic breakfasts at Ormskirk Parish Church on Thursday, March 7 and at the Western Approaches on Friday, March 8.

    Other highlighted events from the bishops’ attending the Tell, Serve, Give mission weekend of events include a visit to Newburgh, near Parold, on Friday, March 8 to support the work of Apple Cast NW which helps young people get out in the countryside; a Greatest Showman sing-a-long party at Christ Church Southport on Saturday, March 9; a healing service on Lord Street, Southport on Saturday, March 9; and an auction sale at St Philip, Paul and Wesley, Southport on Saturday, March 9.

    The archbishop will launch the activities with a special one-hour commissioning service at Liverpool Cathedral on Thursday, March 7 at 2pm.

    Details of events can be found online at www.achurchnearyou.com by searching TellServeGive19.


    Archbishop Sentamu said: “It is wonderful that the churches across the Diocese of Liverpool have committed to Tell, Serve, Give.

    “This will be a great weekend. I am looking forward to meeting many people across the Diocese and hope to see you at one of these fantastic events.”

    And Bishop of Liverpool, Paul Bayes, added: “I am delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu and my colleagues for this weekend of diverse activities around the Diocese of Liverpool.

    “But I am more excited at the prospect of meeting a whole host of new people who I hope will join in with what’s going on in their local church or worshipping community.”

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