Byline: By Alistair Keely
York Minster has probably seen nothing like it ever before.
A 20-strong group of dancers - some bare-chested - performed a dance of "rejoicing and thanksgiving" wearing colourful head plumage of red, white and black feathers and leopardskin print skirts and T-shirts.
The 3,000-strong congregation was mesmerised by the spectacle.
The new Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, had just been presented to the congregation during his inauguration ceremony when the Bwola dance was performed.
The ancient walls of York Minster echoed to the rhythms of African drumming and high-pitched wailing for several minutes.