Letter: Floods - A message from the Bishop

A message from the Bishop of Selby on the clean up of the Church of St Mary The Virgin  in Tadcaster.
A message from the Bishop of Selby on the clean up of the Church of St Mary The Virgin in Tadcaster.

I would like to thank all those who helped with the clean-up of St Mary’s Tadcaster following its flooding on Boxing Day.

The community’s care for their parish church was deeply moving and I was also able to witness local community spirit on a visit around the town with Richard Sweeting, chairman of Selby District Council.

That Vicar Canon Sue Sheriff was able to lead a candlelight service of prayer for the town in the church building on the first Sunday of the new year was tribute to all who had given time and energy to the clean-up.

Thank you.

Rt Rev Dr John Thomson

Bishop of Selby