At the request of Archbishop Sentamu, two Sisters are based at Bishopthorpe Palace. They are there to support in prayer the Archbishop's ministry in the diocese of York, the Northern Province of the Church of England and further afield in this country and overseas. They share in the corporate prayer life of the Palace community, upholding all its work in prayer.
During the week the Sisters are responsible for the sacristy work. They also have a special role in responding to prayer requests.
They work as part of the Palace team, providing hospitality for the many and varied groups which come for meetings.
The Sisters are also available to cover any other tasks required by the staff, from listening to individuals who wish to talk or providing flower arranging skills, and anything in between.
On Sundays, the Sisters worship in the Parish Church, St Andrew's, where they are on the welcoming/sidespeople team, and Sr Erika is on the PCC.
For more information about Archbishop Sentamu and the projects that are supported by him, please see the Archbishop of York Website.