Archbishop of York holds open-air baptism


More than a dozen people have been immersed in a pool of water during open air Easter baptisms by the Archbishop of York.

Archbishop John Sentamu conducted the ceremony in a specially erected pool outside York Minster which was watched by more than 300 people.

It was organised by One Voice York, a network of churches across the city.

Church officials said the total immersion represented a person's death of their old life.

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