Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Archbishop Sentamu

THE Archbishop of York celebrated St George’s Day with city school children.

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Wearing an England baseball cap the Archbishop, Dr John Sentamu, was joined at Bishopthorpe Palace by children from Archbishop of York’s CE junior school who sang the National Anthem and children’s hymn When A Knight Won His Spurs.

As in the past, Dr Sentamu expressed the hope St George’s Day would become a national holiday.

He said: “We should be proud of our country and not be afraid to show it. Wouldn’t it be great if the whole country could be given a day of holiday to celebrate England’s fantastic patron saint?”

The children enjoyed ginger biscuits, but the wet weather prevented them playing cricket with the Archbishop on the lawn of the palace.

Head teacher Jonathan Green said they enjoyed their visit nonetheless. “We do look forward to it every year and the children love it.”


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