Archbishop of York, the Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr John Sentamu


Political Interests:

Crime, civil law, justice and rights, community and family, immigration and asylum, young people, living wage, rural affairs.

House of Lords Activity:

Entered House of Lords as Archbishop of York, 2005

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Full list of speeches & questions (from UK Parliament webpages):

Biographical Details:

Year of birth, 1949

Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda: L.L.B. 1971.
Selwyn College, Cambridge: B.A. 1976; M.A. 1979; Ph.D. 1984
Ridley Hall, Cambridge: Deacon, 1979; Priest, 1979
Chaplain, HM Remand Centre, Latchmere House: 1979-1982
Assistant Curate, Ham St Andrew, Diocese of Southwark: 1979-1982
Assistant Curate, Herne Hill St Paul, Diocese of Southwark: 1982-1983
Priest-in-Charge, Tulse Hill Holy Trinity, Diocese of Southwark: 1983-1984
Vicar, Upper Tulse Hill St Matthias, Diocese of Southwark: 1983-1984
Vicar, Tulse Hill Holy Trinity and St Matthias, Diocese of Southwark: 1985-1996
Priest-in-Charge, Brixton Hill St Saviour, Diocese of Southwark: 1987-1989
Honorary Canon, Southwark Cathedral: 1993-1996
Area Bishop, Stepney, Diocese of London: 1996-2002
Bishop of Birmingham: 2002-2005
Archbishop of York: 2005 –

Biography on UK Parliament website (including register of interests)


The Most Revd and Rt Hon Dr the Archbishop of York
House of Lords
London, SW1A 0PW

Bishopthorpe Palace
Y023 2GE

Telephone: 01904 707 021

Twitter: @JohnSentamu / Facebook:

More information about the Archbishop and his ministry can be found on his website.