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Photo story: Holy moment

19 January 2024

Finnbarr Webster

The Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Stephen Lake (above), censes the new nave altar in Salisbury Cathedral during the morning eucharist on Sunday. It is one of the two new altars consecrated by the Bishop, and this was the first time in 500 years that a new altar had been consecrated in the cathedral. Both are the product of a collaboration between the sculptor William Pye and the furniture-maker Luke Hughes, a former pupil of the Cathedral School. One altar is positioned in the spire crossing, and the other (below), inscribed with lines from George Herbert, in Trinity Chapel

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