Cumbrian bishops say Carlisle proclamations ‘very moving’
The Bishop of Carlisle said Sunday’s events were “very moving” after Kings Charles III’s proclamation was heard in Carlisle.
The Right Reverend James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle and The Right Reverend Rob Saner-Haigh, the new Bishop of Penrith joined other local dignitaries for King Charles III’s earldom and district proclamations.
The first proclamation took place in the courts before the motorcade proceeded to the steps of the Old Town Hall in Carlisle town centre.
“Both proclamations were very moving occasions. Although rigorous plans and protocols have been put in place for this sad occasion, it is still humbling to be part of such a moment in history,” Bishop Newcombe said.
“I was struck with awe by the outpouring of love and affection for our late Queen and also for her son King Charles III who made such strong pledges to serve our Nation, the Commonwealth and the Realms, all backed by his strong Christian faith.
“I continue to hold him and the entire Royal Family in our prayers as we give thanks for the Queen’s wonderful life of service and pledge our support to our new sovereign.”
Bishop Rob was due to be officially welcomed and installed as the Suffragan Bishop of Penrith at a service in Carlisle Cathedral at 3pm today, but the service was postponed for a special event to commemorate the life and the service of the queen.
“I know that across our county people gathered in churches this morning to pray and give thanks for His Majesty and to pray also for our new King, Charles III,” Bishop Rob said.
“As church communities, we will continue to reach out to people offering spaces for prayer and reflection and the ability for people to leave their memories of our late Queen in one of the many condolence books available.”
Churches will be open this week across Cumbria for people to pay their respects to the Queen and the Royal Family.
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