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In pictures: Archbishop enthroned

A member of York Minister staff

A member of staff carries flowers into the York Minster a day before the enthronement ceremony of the 97th Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.

Archbishop John Sentamu bangs a drum.

Archbishop John Sentamu helps out one of the drummers who travelled with him by boat. Dr Sentamu became the first black archbishop in the Church of England when he was elected.

Dr John Sentamu, the new Archbishop of York receives a kiss from a well-wisher in the crowd outside York Minster

Dr John Sentamu receives a kiss from a well-wisher in the crowd after his arrival at York Minster.

Clergy arrive at York Minster

Clergy arrive at York Minister to take their places in the church ahead of the enthronement ceremony. They were part of a 3,000-strong congregation.

Dr John Sentamu shelters beneath an umbrella

Dr John Sentamu shelters beneath an umbrella to protect his specially-designed cope and mitre ahead of the service.

Dr John Sentamu uses his crook to bang the door of York Minster

Ugandan-born Dr John Sentamu bangs the door of York Minster ahead of his Enthronement Service as the 97th Archbishop of York .

Archbishop's costume

The new Archbishop of York wore a spectacular cope and mitre. They were based on a picture called The Tree of Life which hung in his private chapel in Birmingham.

Inside York Minister.

Dr John Sentamu played the drums during the proceedings which included African music alongside the traditional service.

The new archbishop dances with an African band

The new archbishop dances with an African band after his enthronement at York Minister.

Archbishop of York outside York Minster.

The new Archbishop of York poses for photographs outside York Minster. In his sermon he called on the Church of England to revive its spirit of "wonder".

Balloons released outside York Minister

Balloons were released outside the Minister as York's new archbishop blesses the city following his enthronement.




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