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Archbishop of York visits New York to mark Ascension Day

by Premier Journalist

The Archbishop of York is marking an official visit to New York with a special service to celebrate the union of the two cities.

York and New York have now been twinned for 100 years.

The visit will take place on Ascension Day (9th May) , when Most Rev Stephen Cottrell will be meet with Bishop Michael Curry, , the Primate of the Episcopal Church in America.

Bishop Michael will preach at a mass at St Thomas' Church on Fifth Avenue.  

The service will also be available online, where all are welcome to join.

Speaking about the visit Bishop Micahel said: "I am excited about Archbishop Cottrell coming this week.  I consider him not only a colleague, but indeed, a friend.  His infectious faith is a witness to the way of love that Jesus taught us, and it is a delight to welcome him here."

The service will end an official visit to New York, which began with the Archbishop preaching and blessing a ledger stone designed by the York Minster, commemorating the twinning of York and New York cities.

The Evensong service even included a message from King Charles III read by Hannah Young, British Consul General to New York.

Speaking about his trip, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell said: "It has been a privilege and an honour to join with others in marking one hundred years of friendship between our two great cities. The messages of unity and partnership we have shared must be cherished."

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