The Wing and A Prayer installation of 10,000 angels was designed during the COVID-19 lockdown to support the community through prayer
Since May, 10,000 origami angels have been made by 100 volunteers and 300 school pupils, who have helped to create an inspiring host of angels in the nave of Ripon Cathedral. Each angel represents a dedication made during the COVID-19 pandemic to key workers and loved ones. Our volunteers range from 3 – 90 years old and are located across the region.
During July, over 50 volunteers and staff members suspended 10,000 angels from a net before it was raised 50 feet into the nave’s vaulted ceiling.
The free exhibition is available to view through to 2021 during our regular opening hours.
The Yorkshire Air Ambulance is an independent charity providing a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across the whole of Yorkshire. On average, The Yorkshire Air Ambulance attend five incidents each day, every single day. Your donations will help secure the future of this amazing service which is so important to the people of Yorkshire, and all who need their help. By donating you are supporting the vital work of The Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the ministry of Ripon Cathedral for the benefit of communities across the region.
All of our angels have been inspired by the origamist, Hans Dybkjær.
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