Response from the Bishop of Hereford the Rt Revd Richard Frith following the Notre Dame Fire
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"Our hearts go out to the people of France following the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Thankfully there was no loss of life; thankfully too the cathedral can be rebuilt; but what an awful thing to have happened.
Notre Dame is much more than just a wonderful building. May the horrific fire make us treasure even more the faith, history, art and human experience it represents."
Fortunately fires in occupied churches are relatively rare, nonetheless, we have a fire safety page for our churches to follow. If you like to know more, follow this link: