THE Archbishop of York is set see how heavenly food is produced during a tour of North Yorkshire.

Dr John Sentamu will embark on a mission in the Northern Ryedale deanery from Friday, which will see him visit a number of places including Michelin-star The Star Inn, at Harome, near Helmsley, over the following three days.

The mission is the first in a series which will see the Archbishop go back on the road to visit all 21 deaneries in the Diocese of York over the next two years.

The 67-year-old, who has held the second most senior clerical position in the Church of England since 2005, will visit four schools on Friday including Ryedale, Welburn Hall, Lady Lumley and Thornton Dale Church of England School.

He will round the day off by attending a ceilidh, supper and a talk at Helmsley Town Hall.

Dr Sentamu, a keen cook, has been invited into the kitchen of The Star Inn, by chef Andrew Pern and he will meet the chef and his team on Saturday afternoon.

Village halls and churches will also host a visit from Dr Sentamu, including at Wykeham, Thornton le Dale and Middleton, rounded off by evensong at St Hilda’s Church, Beadlham, at 5.30pm on Saturday.

Sunday will see Dr Sentamu give morning prayer at Holy Cross, Gilling, at 9am, followed by the Sunday deanery eucharist at St Peter and St Paul Church, at 10.30am, where the archbishop will be preaching.