THE Archbishop of York baptised 25 people in an outdoor ceremony to mark Easter Day today.

In an open air baptismal pool outside the Church of St. Michael le Belfry, next to York Minster, Dr John Sentamu welcomed 25 people into the Christian faith in an outdoor ceremony by baptising them by total immersion.

Baptising the 25 candidates, who had been prepared for Baptism over previous weeks, the Archbishop heard each tell of their reasons for being baptised before proceeding.

The celebration was organised by One Voice York, a network of Christian churches and leaders of different denominations working together across the city.

Earlier in the day, in his Easter sermon at a York Minster, the Archbishop said that the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth has been called the best attested fact in history.

The Archbishop addressed the 2,000 strong congregation, including Conservative Leader David Cameron.