Sally Conner, R.A.B.I’s regional manager for the north east, was pleased to spend some time with John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, when he passed through her local area as part of his Diocesan Pilgrimage of Prayer, Witness and Blessing.
Sally was invited to meet the Archbishop by her local vicar in order to discuss the work that R.A.B.I do in supporting the farming community. After a discussion over lunch and a visit to the church, school and various stops around the village, Sally accompanied the Archbishop to the next village where he was handed over to his next host and the next stage of his journey.
Sally said, “The Archbishop is a determined man and was genuinely interested to hear about the R.A.B.I, farming and the challenges facing rural communities. When asked about what he had learnt he said, ‘that the church needs to do something in rural communities, but he doesn’t know what it is yet’.”
The Archbishop’s began his pilgrimage in November 2015 and will complete his journey in May 2016.