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Farewell service for Archdeacon of York
8:41am Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
A FAREWELL service for one of York’s senior church figures will be held on Saturday.
The Archbishop of York , Dr John Sentamu, will be joined by bishops, archdeacons, clergy and members of congregations across North Yorkshire to say goodbye to the Archdeacon of York, the Venerable Richard Seed, who retires next month.
He has been in the role for 12 years and has been a parish priest for four decades, and his retirement will also see him leave his position as rector of Holy Trinity Church in Micklegate. However, he will remain residentiary canon at York Minster and a member of the Minster’s Chapter.
“It has been a great privilege and huge responsibility being Archdeacon of York since 1999, and I have enjoyed the role greatly and tried to fulfil its demands to the best of my ability,” he said.
“It has been a joy to work with two Archbishops, two Bishops of Selby , who have been and are colleagues and friends, as well as a great staff team. It has also been important that I have remained a parish priest, which has kept me rooted and grounded.
“After 40 years, it now seems right to put this responsibility down in order to focus on other matters, spend time with my family and explore other opportunities. I thank everybody for their support, prayers, encouragement, commitment and, at times, fun and laughter.”
The service will be held at Selby Abbey at 2pm on Saturday.