THE ARCHBISHOP of York will be out and about meeting people from a wide range of organisations across Thirsk and Northallerton over the weekend.

Dr John Sentamu will be visiting people living within the Mowbray Deanery during a Mission Weekend from Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15.

The weekend is one of a series of weekend missions throughout the Diocese of York, in which the Archbishop joins with local church members.

On Friday morning, April 13, he will be at Orchid House, an extra care housing scheme, where he will join a residents’ coffee morning.

During the afternoon he will meet with people in Osmotherley, where the local church has Saxon origins and a Methodist chapel inspired inspired by a visit from Methodist founder John Wesley.

During the evening he will be joining the Bishop of Whitby, the Rt Revd Paul Ferguson and Archdeacon of Cleveland, Samantha Rushton who will attend Friday evening’s creative worship event at All Saints’ Parish Church in Northallerton.

On Saturday he will join about 200 local farmers and others for breakfast at Thirsk Farmers’ Auction Mart before visiting Thirsk Market Place and meeting shoppers and passers-by.

He will also visit events at Thirsk Athletic Bowls Club, Northallerton Street Market, Welbury Village Hall, Romanby Golf Course and joining Northallerton Street Angels for their overnight shift until 4am on Sunday in the town. The community initiative is led by the New Life Baptist Church to provide support to anyone who needs it.

On Sunday, April 15, the Archbishop will preside at the final service of the Mowbray Deanery Mission weekend in Northallerton Town Hall.