With the rest of the nation we at Ripon Cathedral are shocked and saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester.

Our hearts go out in a generous tide of sympathy to all those affected, not least the bereaved and injured. We pray for them and those who have died as well as the emergency and security services who are trying to restore and maintain order.

As we continue to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead in this Easter Season, we remember that God’s love and his righteousness will, in the end, conquer all those forces that seek to dismiss and destroy life.

The Very Reverend John Dobson

Dean of Ripon