Weekend of Mission around Scarborough with Archbishop Sentamu

The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu visits residents and guests at Fosbrooke House in Lytham
The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu visits residents and guests at Fosbrooke House in Lytham

Archbishop John Sentamu will be in and around Scarborough for a weekend of mission entitled Come and see – Come and follow me.

Ros Brewer, Lay Dean for Scarborough, said: “We are delighted that the Archbishop is joining us for a weekend of mission here in Scarborough.

“It is a wonderful opportunity to invite friends and share the Good News of Jesus.

“We have three days of fun-filled activities including a trip to Scarborough Fair at the Flower of May Holiday Park and there will be inspiring worship too – there’s something for everyone. We are asking all to come and see.”

Tomorrow (Fri), the Archbishop will visit George Pindar School, Scalby School, Scarborough Sixth Form College and St Augustine RC School where he will meet students. Tomorrow evening at 7pm, the Archbishop will be at All Saints Church, Hunmanby, to give a talk on the theme Does God heal today?

The Archdeacon of East Riding, the Venerable Andy Broom, will be visiting Ebor Academy on Friday, to be involved in lessons and to give out certificates to students who have recently taken part in the Archbishops’ Youth Trust Awards Scheme.

Saturday begins with a breakfast for Civic and Business leaders at Saint Catherine’s Hospice. Later at the Market Hall, the Pearl of Africa Choir will be performing. At around 12.15pm the Archbishop will call in at the Solid Rock Café before meeting members of the fishing community in the Newcastle Packet Pub.

At 3pm, the Archbishop will be outside M&S on Newborough where there will be music and an opportunity to hear the Archbishop give a short talk. Nick Taylor, Investment Manager at Scarborough Borough Council, said: “We are delighted to welcome Archbishop Sentamu and the Pearl of Africa Choir to our newly-refurbished market hall.

“We think it is a wonderful place at the heart of the old town community where trading has been taking place for over 1,000 years.

“To have his support will be amazing.”

In Filey, also on Saturday, between 11.30am and 1.30pm, the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Alison White, along with members of the Parish are offering to pray for shoppers and passers by.

The Rev Nigel Chapman, Vicar of Filey, said: “As Christians, prayer forms an important part of our life. Many people wander into church, Christians and non-Christians alike, asking us to pray for them.

“So we are simply going out onto the streets, offering to pray for people and in some small way show that we care.”

Bishop Alison will lead a Celebration of Marriage Service at St Mary’s Church, Scarborough at 3pm – all welcome.

At 7pm on Saturday evening, join in the Barn Dance at St Mary’s Parish House, Castle Road, with live band Grassroots as accompaniment. A talk will be given by the Archbishop over a pie and peas supper. Proceeds will go to support the work of the Rainbow Centre, which provides help to the homeless and families and individuals in crisis in the Scarborough area.

Tickets are available from local churches and the Rainbow Centre.

On Sunday at 9.30am there is a Service of Celebration marking the 120th Anniversary of St Thomas’ Church in Gristhorpe – all welcome.

From 10.30am there will be a full day of activities for all ages at Scarborough Fair, Flower of May Holiday Park. Entrance is by ticket only and is free, tickets available from all local churches. All are invited to take part in the worship and activities throughout the day, interspersing this with time on the fair rides (charges apply).