New Archbishop

Prayer on the announcement of the Archbishop of York designate

Generous God, we give you thanks: you have heard our prayer, guided your people and raised up Stephen to be the next Archbishop of York.   By your Holy Spirit, grant to him good counsel, holy insight and joy in the gospel, through Jesus Christ our Lord.   Amen

Prayer for Archbishop Sentamu

God of our pilgrimage, we give you thanks for your blessings to us all through the ministry of Archbishop Sentamu.   In days of change: strengthen his faith, bless him with joyful hope and fill him and his family with your love through Christ our Bright Morning Star.   Amen.