Archbishop of York returns to Selby College as part of Mission Tour

The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu came to the top-performing college for a low-key visit on Friday 8th December, and took the time to personally speak to staff and students. He was accompanied by the Venerable John Day, Adviser in Mission and Strategy and Church Revitalisation, and Assistant Chaplain to the Archbishop of York. The visit was part of his Selby Mission tour which ran from the 8th to the 10th December.

During the ‘Meet the Archbishop’ Q&A session, the Students’ Union sparked an interesting discussion on mental health in education, while staff updated the Archbishop on the college's progression since his last visit in 2011, particularly development within Construction.

Archbishop Sentamu also enjoyed lunch with children at Monk Fryston Church of England Primary School on the Friday and later met with children and parents at Cawood Church of England Primary School for ‘Messy Church’, teaching about Advent with craft activities, followed by a shared meal.

Pictured: Centre, The Archbishop of York, John Sentamu with Allan Stewart, OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Selby College. Back row, Selby College support staff and lecturers. Front row, Selby College Students’ Union with (right) Selby College Student Union President and FE Governor, Brook Reast.

Published: Wednesday 3 Jan 2018