The Archbishop of York has called on the Government to give fuller recognition to the work carried out by faith groups in delivering social services and has dismissed those concerned about equalities and other issues.
Church leaders and anti-gun charities have paid tribute to Ms Pat Regan, a mother who became a prominent campaigner against violence after she lost her son in what was dubbed 'an underworld style shooting' in 2002.
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, will jump out of an aeroplane today to raise money for the families of soldiers killed or injured in Afghanistan. The Archbishop was one of the most prominent opponents of the war in Iraq.
In a typically colourful live television gesture, Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu cut up his clerical collar and has said that he will not wear one again until Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed from power.
Yorkshire, the English county famous for cricket, the War of the Roses and a Monty Python sketch where a group of men compete for the worst story about childhood deprivation, has taken Britain's first black archbishop to heart - voting him Man of the Year.
With shoppers about to be deluged by a flood of pre-Christmas consumer messages, an unusual tree decoration is being promoted by an ornament company in York - a bauble featuring the face of their local Anglican Archbishop.
Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu has been welcomed in the Caribbean as representing "a new sense of communion to Anglicanism" in its diversity. In Barbados he has spoken of economic sharing as a key characteristic of Christian life.
Dr John Sentamu, the Archbishop of York, has announced that he is to send every MP in the country some summer reflection material: The 100-Minute Bible and a guide to slowing down written by the Anglican Bishop of Reading.