CALLERS to Bishopthorpe Palace in York may get a surprise if they are placed on hold: they will be greeted by the Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, rapping, . He has recorded words from Ephesians 3.14-19, against an accompaniment of piano, double bass, and drums, provided by the Psalm Drummers network. The network of Christian musicians played at Dr Sentamu’s inaugurations at Birmingham and York.
The Archbishop’s spokesman, Arun Arora, said this week that the idea had come about because of a new phone system: “It’s great. The music we had before was awful — it was pre-packaged Muzak.”
The track can be heard at: www.archbishopofyork.org (audio/video).