Saturday, 29 October 2011

Bishop Robert Freeman

To York yesterday, Friday, for a third celebration there within a few weeks. After the visit of the Image of Our Lady of Walsingham to the Minster, and the Wedding of David, our Parochial Treasurer, to Jan in the Church of St Michael-le-Belfrey, this time it was back to the Minster for the Consecration of the New Bishops of Durham and Penrith. Here is Bishop Robert Freeman of Penrith, formerly our Archdeacon, as he processes out of the Minster carrying his newly presented Pastoral Staff. As ever, at our Metropolitan Cathedral, a marvellous occasion:

I have always loved the description of the heart-shaped West Window of the Minster as 'The Heart of Yorkshire':