Change in the archdiocese of york

Change in the archdiocese of york

Stephen Cottrell, hitherto Anglican Bishop of Chelmsford, will be ordained on 9. July Archbishop of York and thus second highest official in the state church of England. Cottrell to succeed John Sentamu.

On this Sunday, Sentamu will step down shortly before his 71. Retirement on his birthday. Cottrell, a father of three, will serve the 98. Bishop of York. During the sede vacante, the leadership of the Archdiocese of York rests with the suffragan bishop of Whitby, Paul Ferguson, assisted by the bishops of Beverley, Selby and Hull. A service of thanksgiving for Sentamu's tenure was originally planned for Sunday at York Cathedral. Instead, it takes place in the morning on Facebook and YouTube.

Britain's first black archbishop

John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, at 10. June 1949 in Kampala/Uganda as 6. born of 13 children, was the first black archbishop of Great Britain. He was appointed Archbishop of York at the end of 2005. In the summer of 2012, he was considered a favorite to become Anglican Primate and Archbishop of Canterbury. However, the contract was then awarded to former oil executive Justin Welby.

Part of the evangelical wing of the church, Sentamu advocated both the embattled women's priesthood and the use of modern media such as the Alexa voice-controlled speaker for missionary work. His skills as one of the best experts on Anglican canon law proved valuable in times of threatened schism.

Cottrell became the 31. Born August 1958 and served as bishop of Reading from 2004 to 2010. Since then, he has led the diocese of Chelmsford in the eastern English county of Essex. Anglican Primate and Archbishop of Canterbury Welby praised Cottrell as a clergyman "who writes beautifully, thinks deeply and communicates superbly".

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