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Hanover North Cave residents welcome the Archbishop of York

19 February 2016

Archbishop Of York

An East Riding housing development known for its strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of older people has become the latest destination to be visited by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

The visit was part of the Archbishop’s Pilgrimage of Prayer Witness and Blessing around the Diocese of York.  The six-month walking pilgrimage sees him meeting and praying with people along the route, which is to finish at York Minster on 22 May 2016.

Located in the sleepy village of North Cave, Hanover Court has established itself as a community hub that holds regular communion services for residents and has a beautifully landscaped garden where residents grow their own vegetables.

Archbishop Sentamu said: 'My prayers have led me to this pilgrimage. St Paulinus, St Aidan, St Cuthbert and St Hilda of Whitby in their time shared the good news of Jesus Christ with the people of the North.  Praying for those who come to know Christ is a great privilege and a joy.  During this pilgrimage, I would like to encourage everyone I meet to commit themselves afresh to try praying, be open to encountering Jesus Christ, pray for a mighty outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and receive the gift of the joy provided by Jesus Christ – and be thankful.'

The estate's oldest resident, 93 year–old Dora Taylor, said: 'Meeting Archbishop Sentamu is one of the proudest moments of my life. For many years I have enjoyed reading about his many exploits. I was particularly impressed by the way he has spoken out against oppression when he has faced great personal risk.”

Hanover Court benefits from a wide range of facilities including a comfortable lounge, guest room, hair salon and a laundry, plus a private car park. An estate manager is on hand to oversee any buildings or garden maintenance and property repairs as required. The estate is pet friendly and residents can join in with organised social activities if they wish. Conveniently located just a short walk from the village centre amenities, there’s a bus stop nearby for services to Beverley, Goole and Hull.