Bishop Stephen Cottrell to be next Archbishop of York

The Queen has approved the nomination of Bishop Stephen Cottrell as the next Archbishop of York, Downing Street has announced.

Bishop Stephen, currently Bishop of Chelmsford, will succeed Dr John Sentamu who retires in June of next year.

A renowned preacher, author and communicator, he will be the 98th occupant of the see of York – in a line of succession dating back to St Paulinus in 627AD.

Bishop Stephen Cottrell speaks about his appointment

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