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Archbishop of York visits UCLan

06 November 2014

Lyndsey Boardman

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has welcomed The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, as part of a two day wider visit to the Diocese of Blackburn.

University welcomes Dr John Sentamu

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has welcomed The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, as part of a two day wider visit to the Diocese of Blackburn.

The Archbishop met students and staff from a variety of faiths and members of the University Directorate before visiting the UCLan Multi-Faith Centre which celebrates its 25th anniversary this week.

Canon Andrew Clitherow, Chaplain and Convenor of the UCLan Multi-Faith Centre, commented: “The Archbishop’s personal interest in the Chaplaincy and Multi-Faith Centre has been most encouraging.

“His understanding and enthusiastic endorsement has renewed our commitment to the support of those of all faiths. It has been an honour to have Dr John Sentamu and the Reverend Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, with us.”

“It was a pleasure to meet the Archbishop of York. He chatted with quite a few students and I think he liked the hoodie we gave him so I hope it fits.”

Dr John Sentamu was also presented with a UCLan hoodie by UCLan Students’ Union President Lee Mac as a gift to mark the occasion.

Lee said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Archbishop of York. He chatted with quite a few students and I think he liked the hoodie we gave him so I hope it fits.”

During his visit the Archbishop carried out a number of key engagements including visiting St Michael’s High School in Chorley, Blackburn Cathedral, Preston Minster, St John’s Church in Accrington and St John’s Church in Hurst Green. The highlight of his trip was a free mission event called Light in Darkness at Blackpool Tower Ballroom.

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