Archbishop of York delivers Lent messages

First published in

THE Archbishop of York will post a daily message online throughout Lent until Easter Sunday, to reflect on the process.

Dr John Sentamu said: “Lent gives us a time to reflect on God’s love for us and to prepare the way ahead. Be encouraged to know that Lent is not about giving everything up until Easter Sunday, rather it’s about being prepared to take things on.”

“Let us grow new good habits too. It doesn’t matter if you are a Christian or not, God hears us when we cry out to Him.”

Dr Sentamu said people should use Lent “to consider what we can do for ourselves” and “what we can do for our neighbours”.

Yesterday, the Archbishop visited Thirsk to pray with residents and collect prayer requests in the town and at a local school.

His Lent daily reflections will be posted at

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree