News form the Diocese of York Friday 21st March 2014

David Butterfield to help churches with Stewardship

The Archbishop of York has appointed David Butterfield (Archdeacon of the East Riding) to be Archdeacon for Generous Giving and Stewardship, and Residentiary Canon of York Minster. David will be based in York and will work across the whole diocese supporting and resourcing churches in the area of Christian giving.  You can read more about this here:

Curate on the treadmill – in full choir dress

Middlesbrough shoppers will be treated to an unusual sight on Saturday 22nd March. From 10am to 2pm, the Revd Ben Norton will be running on a treadmill in the town centre, dressed in full choir robes.  Ben, the assistant curate at St Cuthbert’ s, Marton in Cleveland, will be running the London Marathon on Sunday 13th April, and treadmill training is part of his preparation. He will be raising money to support The Children’s Society which works with vulnerable children living in poverty or at risk of neglect.  Find out more, and help Ben raise money at

Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé

You are invited to join the Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé in 2014. Find out what visiting Taizé is really like, from Archbishop Sentamu, Kat, Sally, Adam and Adam, who’ve all been on the Diocesan pilgrimage in recent years at 

Marking the Centenary of the First World War

2014 is the one hundredth anniversary of the beginning of the First World War. Over 16 million people died in the conflict (of which 6 million were civilians), and 20 million wounded. Many churches may want to mark this anniversary, and here are some ways in which this could be done. We hope that these resources will strike the right tone – remembering those who died before God, giving thanks for their lives, remembering the awful toll the war took – but never celebrating this conflict: