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Ripon Cathedral Bellringers Annual Tower Outing

We arrived at the first tower, which was Grinton, for a 9:45am start! It was a lovely sunny day. There was a tall ladder to climb up get into the ringing chamber. Ellie had to be careful because she was …
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Canon Ailsa

Canon Ailsa returns to Northern Roots

A former lawyer, who specialised in miscarriages of justice, will be returning to her Northern roots as she takes up the post of canon at Ripon Cathedral on Sunday. Canon Ailsa Newby is currently a team rector in Putney in …
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Golden Wedding for Golden Couples

Eighty two couples from Yorkshire and beyond renewed their marriage vows on Sunday in a unique and joyful service at Ripon Cathedral for those celebrating their Golden Wedding or an even longer time together! Her Majesty The Queen sent congratulations …
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Cathedral’s Summer of Art

Hundreds of years ago, the walls of Ripon Cathedral would have been adorned with religious art and depictions from the Bible. This was all swept away after the Reformation but now Ripon Cathedral is set to be awash with art …
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Golden Wedding Service

Harold Wilson was Prime Minister, the Beatles were on the wireless and the first colour TV programmes had just aired. The year was 1967 – a year which for many was the happiest of their life as they tied the …
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Gargoyle Competition Winners Announced

The designs of two talented schoolchildren from our region have been chosen for a pair of new gargoyles at Ripon Cathedral. More than a thousand schoolchildren from across North Yorkshire submitted entries for the competition, which is being run as …
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How do you take down the scaffolding?

Well I discovered the answer to that especially when it is so high. Put a man on each level and pass the parts down the outside. It is nice to see some scaffolding coming down. We have finished the repairs on two …
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