Bishop Helen-Ann was at Hexham Abbey this weekend as a programme of events to mark its 1,350th anniversary got underway.
She joined the Revd Canon David Glover, the Rector of Hexham Abbey, for a special service on Sunday, 4 February.
It was part of a spectacular opening weekend to what will be a year of celebrations throughout 2024. Visitors turned out for a Festival of Flame, which saw the historic Abbey illuminated both inside and out. The impressive installation included both candles and music.
The weekend also included the launch of Stars for Eternity, with no fewer than 5,000 origami stars suspended high above the Abbey’s old choir stalls - each star representing someone special from past or present, nominated by local people.
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Above: Bishop Helen-Ann and the Revd Canon David Glover cut the anniversary cake.
Below: Bishop Helen-Ann and the Revd Canon David Glover with the High Sheriff of Northumberland Diana Barkes, beneath the Stars For Eternity display.
Credit: Jane Pikett / Hexham Abbey