Valentine’s Day comes a week before the first Sunday of Lent and Ripon Cathedral will feature in a special edition of Songs of Praise on BBC One at 1.15pm tomorrow. The pre-recorded programme focuses on the theme of Love and Lent.
Some say it with flowers, others express it in verse and it is a central theme of popular music and hymns. The theme of love will take centre stage today - and it's a special occasion for Ripon Cathedral, too. Valentine's Day comes a week before the first Sunday of...
Except for a brief spell in 2015, HBC has been holding Christian prayer before meetings since the council’s inception in 1974. But a member of the National Secular Society’s council who was brought up in Harrogate, says HBC should stop the practice for good.
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