A SPECIAL service is being held today to mark the 450th anniversary of one of the great Archbishops of York, Robert Holgate.

He was Archbishop from 1545 to 1554, and the service at York Minster at 5.30pm will incorporate music and liturgy appropriate to the mid-16th Century.

Dr David Houseman, president of the Archbishop Holgate's Association, said: "In commemorating his death, we are seeking to emphasise the whole life and the achievements of a man of real ability."