Invitation to watch Stephen Cottrell become the new Archbishop of York – 9 July

Having served us as Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell is shortly to become the new Archbishop of York. He invites you to join him and writes:

I will become the 98th Archbishop of York at 11am on Thursday 9 July 2020, in a service broadcast entirely via video conference due to the Covid-19 restrictions.  

The service is called a Confirmation of Election. It is usually followed by an Installation in the Cathedral Church. In different circumstances I would have loved to be inviting people to that large celebration in York Minister, but that can’t happen at the moment. However, the good thing about the digital world is that there are no limits on attendance, so please spread the word and please join me, virtually, on 9 July.

After this digital service I will go to York Minster with one or two others and receive the crozier recently laid down by Archbishop Sentamu, pray in silence for the needs of our church and world, and then begin my new ministry.

To view the service, you will need to click on the following link https://www.churchofengland.org/aby98 which will be live just before 11am on 9 July 2020.

With best wishes,

+Stephen