The Most Rev. John Sentamu will retire as Archbishop of York on Trinity Sunday (June 7) of 2020, Trinity Sunday, three days before he turns 71.

As the archbishop continues his remaining ministry, he will focus on a discipleship program (Reach, Grow, Sustain) and helping with One Yorkshire conversations. He will lead missions already planned in three provinces of the Anglican Communion.

“I have decided to announce my retirement now in order to provide the Church of England with the widest possible time frame to pray, discern with wisdom and insight, and put in place a timetable for my successor,” Sentamu said.

“I am deeply grateful to Her Majesty the Queen for graciously allowing me to continue as Archbishop of York until June 2020 in order to enable me to complete the work to which I have been called.”

Adapted from the Archdiocese of York’s website

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