New Bishop of Ripon gets a rousing Maori welcome

Maori songs and chants and the sound of a traditional church choir greeted Dr Helen-Ann Hartley as she was installed as Bishop of Ripon in a packed cathedral on Sunday.

Priests from the Anglican Church in New Zealand who had made the 11,000-mile journey to be at her side, led her through the west door with family and friends, going head-to-head, and nose-to-nose, with their British counterparts in traditional Maori style. Continue reading

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