Response from the Bishop of Hereford the Rt Revd Richard Frith following the Notre Dame Fire

    Talking Points
    17 April 2019

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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."

    +Richard Frith


    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: