Bishop consecrates new Paull Burial Ground
|December 6, 2012||Filled under Faith, History, Paull|
UP TO 30 parishioners in Paull took part in the service to consecrate the new cemetery in the village on Wednesday 5th December 2012.
The Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Richard Frith, led a silent procession around the edges of the burial area to be to be consecrated. This marked the boundaries of the cemetery to be consecrated for Christian burials. The remaining unconsecrated part of the cemetery is reserved for burials for those of other faiths or of no faith.
Following the marking of the consecrated ground the Bishop carried out the Consecration Service itself which included a proclamation that permission for consecration had been granted by the Archbishop of York. The ceremony was completed with proclamations from local Reverend Kathy Lawrie and representative of the Paull Parish Council, clerk Dianne Davies.
The Bishop, visitors and parishioners then retired to St Andrew Church to sign the official register of consecration, and enjoyed a marvellous buffet which had been prepared by the church volunteers.
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