Bishop Terry welcomed newly elected 98th Archbishop of York Stephen Cottrell to pray alongside him in the shrine of St Margaret Clitherow in the city.
The meeting came immediately after Archbishop Stephen’s Confirmation of Election service, which was broadcast entirely via video conference due to the Covid-19 restrictions.
“It was a simple and lovely occasion to be able to spend a few prayerful moments in what must have been for him a very hectic day,” said Bishop Terry.
After a few moments of prayer, Archbishop Stephen then proceeded to the crypt of York Minster where he prayed at the tomb of St William of York.
Archbishop Stephen then moved to the Quire of York Minster and took up his crozier in front of a small, socially distanced gathering.
“It was a simple and lovely occasion to be able to spend a few prayerful moments in what must have been for him a very hectic day.”Bishop Terry
Sometimes known as the “pearl of York”, St Margaret Clitherow’s shrine in on The Shambles and is administered by the Oratarian Congregation at St Wilfred’s Church. A relic said to be her hand is also housed in the Bar Convent.
This short video includes Archbishop’s Stephen’s meeting with Bishop Terry.