THE Archbishop of York swapped his mitre for a toque blanche when he visited a Michelin-starred eatery in North Yorkshire.

Dr John Sentamu was invited into the kitchen of The Star Inn at Harome near Helmsley by chef Andrew Pern as part of the mission in the deanery of Northern Ryedale.

Dr Sentamu, a keen cook, enjoyed a tour of the kitchen and tried his hand at creating a pheasant dish.

The visit comes as Dr Sentamu embarks on a mission to join all 21 deaneries in the Diocese of York over weekends throughout 2017 and 2018.

He said: “This weekend of mission is a great opportunity for Christians to invite their friends, family and work colleagues to hear for themselves about the love of God as seen in Jesus Christ.

“We are called to share the good news with others and this is a chance to do just that – come and join me and invite others to find out more about Jesus”

This Friday and coming weekend the Archbishop will visit schools and groups in Strensall, Skelton and Easingwold among others.