Porvoo session held in York

Dr John Sentamu played host to the meeting of the Porvoo Communion of Churches at Bishopsthorpe last month.

Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, played host to the meeting of the Porvoo Communion of Churches, welcoming 45 representatives from the Anglican Churches in Europe and the Nordic Lutheran Churches to Bishopsthorpe. The 17-19 Sept 2014 was co-chaired the Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson and Bishop Peter Skov–Jakobsen of Copenhagen. Resolutions adopted at the meeting affirmed: The role of servant hood, leadership and discipleship in authentic Christian witness, with a special focus on the current situation in Europe; The need to provide space and opportunities for prayer, spiritual expression and pilgrimage; The need for a refreshed emphasis in mission as a way of life with and in the community; The importance of including young people emphasising their visible and active role in the life of the Communion; and the important contribution of majority and minority churches in the Porvoo Communion of Churches

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