NEW mayor David Rickard has come under fire from church leaders after axing prayers at council meetings in Bridport. Coun Rickard, 66, has insisted upon a short time of quiet contemplation at the full meetings of Bridport Town Council instead of the Lord’s Prayer. Read the full story here.
Here’s another report on it – Mr Rickard said he was surprised by the reaction. “After all, it’s not a religious service, it is a council meeting,” he said. “I personally find it anachronistic when the majority of people no longer go to church.