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Carlisle Mayor, Dean and other city leaders to lay flowers for Manchester attack victims

People paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester attack on Tuesday Credit: ITV Border

The Mayor of Carlisle, Councillor Trish Vasey, will lay a posy of flowers at Carlisle Cathedral the morning of Friday, 26 May, on behalf of the City in remembrance of the Manchester attack victims.

After the flowers have been laid, those in attendance will take a moment to reflect on the recent atrocity.

They include the leaders of Carlisle City Council, the Conservative Group, the Independent Group; the Carlisle City Council’s Town Clerk & Chief Executive and The Dean of Carlisle, Very Reverend Mark Boyling.

Cathedral celebrates migrant contribution to UK

Carlisle Cathedral. Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle Cathedral has hosted an event to celebrate the contribution of migrants to UK.

The Cathedral is one of a number of venues across the country to sign up to the 'One Day Without Us' national day of action.

People were invited to tie multi-coloured ribbons to the main gates.

Organisers were keen to point out the positive role migrants play in all walks of life.

26 percent of NHS doctors are technically migrants.

So this day is all about saying if all the migrants were actually to say we've had enough and are going back, as some people want us to do, the whole health service would collapse.

– The Rev Canon Michael Manley, Carlisle Cathedral


Dean of Carlisle's letter considered by Anglican church

A letter from the Dean of Carlisle Cathedral and more than 100 senior Anglicans calling on the Church of England to apologise for treating gay people like second class citizens will go to the 38 primates of the Anglican church today.

The Very Reverend Mark Boyling, says for too long the church has treated gay, lesbian and transgender people as a 'problem to be solved'.

Dean of Carlisle calls for apology to gay community

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The Dean of Carlisle Cathedral has signed a letter asking the Church of England to repent for what it calls 'discriminating' against gay, lesbian and transgender Christians.

The letter will be discussed at a meeting of the global Anglican Communion this week.

The Very Reverend Mark Boyling added his name to the letter to the Archbishops of Canterbury and York asking the church to acknowledge members that have been treated as 'second class citizens'.

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