The Bishop of Knaresborough has enjoyed a white knuckle ride on one of Lightwater Valley’s rollercoasters at an annual young people’s event organised by the church.
Bishop James Bell had a ride on the Ladybird rollercoaster, along with Bishop of Pontefract, Tony Robinson.
Bishop Bell said: “That was scary! I probably last went on a roller coaster fifty years ago. Several times it felt like we were coming off the rails!”
The Big Night Out, now in its fourth year attracted 2500 young people aged 11-16 from churches and Christian organisations across Yorkshire who enjoyed five hours of rides as well as a concert with Christian DJ Galactus Jack and band TWELVE24 from Manchester.
The event was organised by four Anglican dioceses, Ripon and Leeds, Wakefield, Bradford and York along with with Scripture Union, Urban Saints, the Girls’ Brigade and the Boys’ Brigade.