Yorkshire’s farming community was celebrated at Ripon Cathedral with our traditional Plough Sunday service.
The service, held in conjunction with the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, continues a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages when the ploughs were blessed and prayers offered for God’s continuing providence.
The Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner, representing Her Majesty the Queen, attended the service and also gave an address. Mrs Ropner is pictured with Dean John and Bishop Helen-Ann.
The service was featured on BBC Look North and BBC Look North East and Cumbria and in the Yorkshire Post.