Pilot who died in helicopter crash remembered by Leeds Cathedral

Sat 02 Jun 2018
By Cara Bentley

Barry Dodd, the Queen's Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, died on Wednesday and an evening of prayer took place on Thursday. 

Mr Dodd was killed in a helicopter crash in Aldborough in Yorkshire. 

The Diocese of Leeds have issued a statement of condolence as members of the church often met him at ceremonies. 

The Anglican Bishop of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines said: "Barry was a brilliant Lord Lieutenant, a successful businessman and a great friend and advisor."

“He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to Frances and their family. May Barry rest in peace and his family be comforted in their grief.”


A spokesperson for the Cathedral, in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds said: “The Dean of Ripon, John Dobson and the whole cathedral community are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Mr Barry Dodd, the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire.

“Barry Dodd was a popular and effective Lord Lieutenant of the county, uniting people to work together for the common good, and he was a supportive friend of the cathedral."

“He will be missed greatly. 

“We also pray for Mr Peter Scrope, the Vice Lieutenant, and all the deputy lieutenants as they respond to this tragedy.”

Bishop Helen-Ann added her words of condolence: "Receiving the news of Barry's death came as an immense shock", she said: "He was a committed and faithful servant of North Yorkshire and a great champion of its people and communities.

"We are all diminished by his sudden and tragic death.

"I recall with great fondness his role in my installation service as Bishop of Ripon in February as he helped introduce me to key representatives of the local community.

"My thoughts and prayers are with his family, particularly his widow Frances and all who worked closely with him." 

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