Bishop to join festival angels at four-day Leeds Festival

The Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales, Nick Baines

The Bishop of West Yorkshire and the Dales, Nick Baines

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

FORMER Bishop of Bradford Nick Baines is joining festival angels this weekend supporting the four-day Leeds Festival

The Rt Rev Baines, who recently became the first Bishop of the new Church of England diocese of West Yorkshire & the Dales, hopes to catch some of the headliners such as Arctic Monkeys and Bombay Bicycle Club as well as seeing the work of the Festival Angels - a team of church volunteers who offer a point of safety and support based at the prayer tent.

He said: “The music, the crowds and the atmosphere of festivals are fantastic, but people can still feel vulnerable for whatever reason and it’s great that these volunteers provide a safety net and place of welcome and support for anyone who needs it."

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