Christians offer to cover up crosses and picture of Jesus for Muslims to celebrate Ramadan in their church
- Rev. Lissa Scott agreed to host event at St Matthew and St Luke’s in Darlington
- They would 'cover up' cross and devotional painting of Jesus during the prayers
- Senior Bishop criticised the plans as 'disrespectful' for Christians
- Durham diocese say prayers cannot go ahead because church law does not allow non-Christian prayer in Church of England buildings
- Muslims will join other faiths for Iftar meal in June with prayer held elsewhere
Published: 13:34 BST, 19 May 2019 | Updated: 13:37 BST, 19 May 2019
Rev Lissa Scott (pictured with husband Nigel Scott after their wedding at St. Andrew's church) has come under fire for organising for a cross and picture of Jesus to be covered up for Muslim prayers in the church
A Church of England vicar has criticised for organising a celebration Ramadan in her parish church.
The Reverend Lissa Scott agreed for the celebration of the Muslim fast to take place in St Matthew and St Luke’s church in Darlington.
As part of the event, the Reverend agreed to 'cover up' the church's cross and a copy of The Light of the World, a well-known devotional painting of Jesus by the pre-Raphaelite artist William Holman Hunt.