Bishop Nick leads Lent prayer before Palm Sunday

Bishop Nick led five hours of Lent prayer in the Lady Chapel, Holy Trinity, Skipton, on Saturday.

He was joined throughout the day by local worshippers on the last of six Lenten prayer sessions, in which all the diocese's bishops took part consecutively.

Bishop Nick said: “This has created a chance to share with others in prayer during Lent and has brought us together as a Diocesan family."

They joined with people at our three cathedrals and two minsters and Revd Veronica James said Bishop Nick's visit to the church beside Skipton Castle was much appreciated: "It's a real privilege to have Bishop Nick here as it gives our community the opportunity to share prayers with him at the start of Holy Week."

Holy Trinity dates back to the start of the 13th century and its tower was badly damaged in the English Civil War, but was restored by Lady Anne Clifford of Skipton Castle, whose family's tombs are within its sanctuary. It also has a magnificent oak choir screen, which may have come from Bolton Priory and an ornate reredos above the altar designed by St George Gilbert Scott, who also designed St Pancras railway station.


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