Bridport Mayor Axes Prayers!

David Rickard

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.

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