We were all on our best behaviour yesterday before the majesty of the Law, as Her Majesty's Judiciary of the North East Circuit processed past our church, on its way from the Minster to the Assembly Rooms, after the Court Service for the beginning of the legal year.
The police horses are followed by the York Guard:
Almighty and everlasting God, whose word alone lights the paths of justice, send down upon our judges the healthful spirit of thy grace; and that they may truly please thee, pour upon them the continual dew of thy blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honour of our Advocate and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen.