Archbishop of York touring Hull

Published: Thursday 25th February 2016 by KCFM

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The Archbishop of York will be in Hull today, as part of his six month pilgrimage of prayer, witness and blessing tour.

Dr John Sentamu will be visiting a number of places in the city, including Hull Royal Infirmary as well as attending Hull FC’s game against Castleford at the KC Stadium.

Reverend Adrian Klos, Senior Chaplain at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “We feel exceptionally blessed that the Archbishop of York has chosen to visit us as part of his pilgrimage.

“The purpose of his visit is to meet with local people, to reflect on and celebrate the good work they do, and nowhere is this more evident than in our local hospitals, where staff work tirelessly to care for others and to save people’s lives.

“It’s fantastic for our patients to be able to meet with the Archbishop, and to be offered prayers at what may be a very difficult time for them.

“I’m sure his kind words and prayers will also serve as a real morale boost for our staff at this very busy time for the NHS, and serve as recognition for those who give their time, and in many cases, dedicate their lives, to caring for the sick and vulnerable.”

Hull FC club chaplain, Reverend Tony Cotson, says he visited the KC Stadium when he first became Archbishop of York: “He made a lasting impression on the people he met that day. He likes meeting the people and is really charismatic and determined. You can’t fail to like him.

“He is very interested in learning what rugby league and Hull FC are all about. He has a background playing rugby union so I’m going to try and convert him.”

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Published: Thursday 25th February 2016 by KCFM

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