Consecreation of New Village Cememtery

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On Wednesday 5th December 2012 the Bishop of Hull, the Rt Revd Richard Frith, visitited St Andrew’s Church Paull in order to consecrate the new Paull Cemetry owned and run by the Parish Council. Approximately 40 people from Paull Village and surrounding communities, led by the Bishop, formed 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 marvelous buffet which had been prepared by the church volunteers.

 

 

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