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Lifelong Learning at Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral has a long history of involvement in learning, which goes all the way back to the 7th century when children were sent to the monastery here to be educated. Today we offer our place of worship as an excellent, ecumenical, inclusive and accessible learning resource at the service of the whole community.

To fulfill our aims we work in partnership with a number of local, regional and national educational providers in order to develop a lifelong learning programme designed to respond to the needs of a wide range of participants.

Our Aims For Education

  • Appoint a Canon for Rural Engagement & Education who will take a lead in further extending our education offer to community as well as church schools.
  • Strengthen the relationship with the Diocesan Board of Education and the Education
  • Team which is mutually supportive and builds on our relative areas of expertise.
  • Use Thorpe Prebend House more for educationally based activities.
  • Establish an Education advisory group with Head Teacher / Principal representation from local primary and secondary schools, further education establishments, and the Diocesan Education Team. This will inform the ongoing development of our educational offer.

Our Education Team

Canon Barry

Responsible for developing the Cathedral’s presence and influence in the region with rural and military communities through outreach, support and celebration. Canon Barry leads the Cathedral’s education department and is responsible for its development and resourcing. As the Area Dean of Ripon he leads and supports the clergy and parishes of Ripon Deanery pastorally and in mission and ministry. [email protected]

Download the Education Guide

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