The Story and Guide of Bishopthorpe Parish Church, by the Revd Canon Christopher I Coates, with foreword by the Archbishop of York.
This is the story of Bishopthorpe, the ancient home of the Archbishops of York. In 1226, Archbishop Walter de Grey, a friend of King John, bought the manor and renamed the village. Bishopthorpe lies south west of the historic city of York, which for centuries was at the heart of the affairs of this nation and beyond. In his foreword, Archbishop John Sentamu writes: "the flow of both the river Ouse and of English history has ensured that this church and its peoples have had to keep alert to the world they lived in". This book "is a story of Emperors, Kings, Popes and Archbishops, of Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, but it is also a story of ordinary people living out their lives and playing their part in their time, trying to be faithful to Jesus Christ."
The book is available from St Andrew's or using the form below.