Sentamu to visit brewery town

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu
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THE Archbishop of York will visit Tadcaster today.

Archbishop Dr John Sentamu will call at the Heineken John Smith’s Brewery, Tadcaster Swimming Pool, and take part in question and answer session at St Mary’s Church.

Dr Sentamu said: “I always enjoy coming to Tadcaster. I’m delighted to be meeting the staff and volunteers at the pool and the brewery.

“There is so much going on in the churches in and around Tadcaster, and it will be wonderful to see first-hand what God is doing in people’s lives.

“I’m really looking forward to the evening’s question and answer session at St Mary’s.

“I hope I’ll find out as much about the people of Tadcaster as they find out about me.”

The Rev Canon Sue Sheriff, vicar of St Mary’s, will welcome Archbishop Sentamu to her church in the evening.

She said: “We hope that lots of people will be able to come and hear him speak.

“He’ll be talking and taking part in a question and answer session at St Mary’s Church at 7.30pm. The evening will be free of charge, and you don’t need a ticket – just come along and hear about the Archbishop’s life and work.”

He will be accompanied by the Bishop of Selby, the Rt Rev Martin Wallace.

John Gemmell, trading director for Heineken, said the visit will strengthen ties.

“The Diocese of York and John Smith’s have each, in their own way, served the local community for hundreds of years.”

Chris Porter, manager of Tadcaster Swimming Pool said, “We are delighted that the Archbishop of York has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit the Tadcaster Swimming Pool Trust and meet our staff and volunteers and to see what community spirit can do.

“It is important that the volunteers are recognised for what a fantastic job they do to keep this local facility operating.”