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Ripon Cathedral creates 10,000 origami angels to spark prayer for those affected by Covid-19

Ripon Cathedral has been showcasing an impressive installation comprising of approximately 10,000 origami angels, designed to represent support for those who have been affected by Covid-19. 

'The Wing And A Prayer' installation has been made put together by a team of 100 volunteers and 300 school pupils in the nave of the iconic North Yorkshire church.

According to the Cathedral, each origami piece represents "a dedication made during the COVID-19 pandemic to key workers and loved ones". 

Photo: PA Wire/PA Images/Danny Lawson

During the month of July, more than 50 volunteers and staff members suspended the mesh of 10,000 angels from a net before raising it 50 feet into the Cathedral's vaulted ceiling.

The angel figures were inspired by the origamist Hans Dybkjær.

The free exhibition is available to view through to October half term during regular opening hours. 


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