Pubs, picnic and praise for Archbishop’s visit

Dr John Sentamu
Dr John Sentamu

The Archbishop of York has announced where he will be visiting during his weekend in Bridlington later this month.

Dr John Sentamu will be cherring on riders at the start of the Tour de Yorkshire, but he will also be heading to schools, churches and pubs during a packed three-day schedule.

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu paid a visit to the lifeboat station on his last trip to Bridlington

The Archbishop of York John Sentamu paid a visit to the lifeboat station on his last trip to Bridlington

The Archbishop said: “There is something for everyone in Bridlington – it is a place that I have always enjoyed visiting.

“I have been so blessed to meet so many people as part of the mission weekends across the Diocese of York – and this weekend in and around Bridlington looks set to be full of fun.

“The riders of the Tour de Yorkshire demonstrate such drive and commitment to their task – and I will be bringing that same energy and enthusiasm to tell others of the love of Jesus Christ. Join me on the road.”

His trip to Bridlington will begin with a question and answer session with students at Headlands School.

The Archbishop of York

The Archbishop of York

He will then be at the start line for the Tour de Yorkshire, outside Bridlington Spa, before heading to Kilham Primary School to lead an afternoon assembly and meeting parents and pupils for tea.

Bridlington Rugby Club hosts the Archbishop on Friday night where there will be songs and supper. Free tickets are available by calling 672221.

On Saturday, a pub breakfast at the Black Bull in Barmston will give Dr Sentamu the energy he needs for the day ahead.

He will visit the Kilham Quilters Exhibition around lunchtime, before leading praise, worship and prayers for healing at the Ebor Gardens in Bridlington from 1pm to 2.30pm.

The Rev Steve Dye, one of the ministers at Christ Church, said: “This will be the beginning of a season of outdoor summer events at Ebor Gardens and we are thrilled that the Archbishop is joining us.”

Also on Saturday is a family fun event at Emmanuel Church in Bridlington from 3pm. There will be games and crafts then tea at 5pm.

There will then be a quiz night with a pie and pea supper at The Bull and Sun in the evening. Book ahead by contacting 673019, it costs £24 for table of four.

On Sunday from 9.30am, the Archbishop will visit the brand new East Riding Leisure Complex and then he will be preaching at Emmanuel Church at 11am.

Everyone is invited to join Dr Sentamu for a picnic from 12.45pm on the clifftop near Limekiln Lane car park, where there will be a live music, children’s games and treasure hunts.

The Rev Barbara Hodgson, a member of the planning team for the mission, said, “We are really excited about our Picnic Party. This is the first time that we have tried this kind of event but we hope it will be the first of many.”

Finally, from 2.30pm on Sunday, the Archbishop will visit Sewerby Hall to meet staff and visitors.