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17 December 2019 10:33

Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell John Sentamu

New Archbishop of York named as Stephen Cottrell

Bishop of Chelmsford to take over from John Sentamu, Downing Street has announced Cottrell, who in the past has called on the Church of England to shed its middle class "Marks & Spencer" image, said he was "humbled and excited" at the prospect of becoming the 98th archbishop of York. "Working alongside the archbishop of Canterbury, I hope to help the church be more joyful and more effective in sharing the gospel and bringing hope and unity to our nation. The next Archbishop of York will be the current Bishop of Chelmsford, Stephen Cottrell, Downing Street has announced. But it was announced on Tuesday that Bishop Cottrell, who is married with three children, will take up the role when Dr John Sentamu stands down in June next year. Bishop Cottrell, who in the past has called on the CofE to shed its middle class "Marks & Spencer" image, said he was "humbled and excited at the prospect of becoming the 98th Archbishop of York.

Bishop Cottrell was ordained as a deacon in 1984 and as a priest in 1985. In 2009, Bishop Cottrell said the church needed to get rid of its middle class image. The role of Archbishop of York dates back to St Paulinus in 627AD. THE new Archbishop of York has been named as Stephen Cottrell, the current Bishop of Chelmsford. He will replace Dr John Sentamu, who will retire from the role next June.

He said he was 'humbled and excited' at the prospect of becoming the 98th Archbishop of York. "I will receive the baton from Archbishop Sentamu," he said. Dr Sentamu said: "Bishop Stephen Cottrell has the Gospel in his belly and a tiger in the tank! "Bishop Stephen, God is blessing you." The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said he was delighted by the appointment. Stephen, who will become the 98th Archbishop of York, was educated at the Polytechnic of Central London and trained for ministry at St Stephen's House, Oxford.

In 1988, he was appointed Priest-in-charge, St Wilfrid's in the Diocese of Chichester with the additional role of Assistant Director of Pastoral Studies and Tutor in Apologetics at Chichester Theological College. In 2001, he was appointed Vice Dean and Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral, was appointed Bishop of Reading in 2004 and took up his current role as Bishop of Chelmsford in 2010. Dr Sentamu was the UK's first black archbishop and has served in the role since November 2005 will turn 71 days after he retires on June 7, having served an additional year beyond his 70th birthday with special permission from the Queen. People are being urged to remember Bishop Stephen in their prayers as he prepares for his fresh ministry and to also to remember Archbishop Sentamu as he continues his service to Church and nation. to serve as the next Archbishop of York.

through the ministry of Sentamu, Archbishop of York. The Queen has nominated the Right Reverend Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell, MA, the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford, to the See and Archbishopric of York, in succession to the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Dr John Tucker Mugabi Sentamu, MA, Lord Archbishop of York, who retires on 7th June 2020. He served his title at Christ Church and St Paul's, Forest Hill in the Diocese of Southwark and was ordained Priest in 1985. In 1988, Stephen was appointed Priest-in-charge, St Wilfrid's in the Diocese of Chichester with the additional role of Assistant Director of Pastoral Studies and Tutor in Apologetics at Chichester Theological College. In 1993, Stephen was appointed Diocesan Missioner and Bishop's Chaplain for Evangelism in the Diocese of Wakefield and in 1998 he took up the role of Springboard Missioner and Consultant in Evangelism.

In 2001, Stephen was appointed Vice Dean and Canon Pastor of Peterborough Cathedral. Stephen was appointed Bishop of Reading in 2004 and took up his current role as Bishop of Chelmsford in 2010. The Queen has approved the nomination of the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell as the next Archbishop of York, Downing Street has announced. The Right Rev Stephen Cottrell, currently Bishop of Chelmsford, will succeed Dr John Sentamu who retires in June next year. As Primate of England and Metropolitan of the Province of York, he will share in the leadership of the Church of England in partnership with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby. "I am humbled and excited at the prospect of becoming the 98th Archbishop of York. I hope to help the church be more joyful and more effective in sharing the gospel and bringing hope and unity to our nation. Archbishop Sentamu and I have worked together in mission on many occasions and I hope to build on the work he has pioneered. Working alongside the Archbishop of Canterbury, I hope to help the church be more joyful and more effective in sharing the gospel and bringing hope and unity to our nation. I now look forward to returning and being a voice for the North, sharing the liberating good news of the gospel and helping to address the discrepancies of wealth and opportunity that too often favour the South." Archbishop John Sentamu: Bishop Stephen Cottrell has the Gospel in his belly and a tiger in the tank! His nomination as my successor has gladdened my heart and he can rely on my prayers. Bishop Stephen, God is blessing you." "The commission was excited by Bishop Stephen's vision for the change needed to see the Church grow - both in numbers and depth of faith. Bishop Stephen will make his first visit to York as Archbishop Designate on Tuesday afternoon to pray at York Minster as well as meet members of local congregations and the wider public.