Over 1000 potential gargoyles

When we created the idea of a competition for primary school children to design two new gargoyles for the Cathedral I hadn’t thought we would get such an amazing response. We have received over 1000 entries from schools across North Yorkshire and all …
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Cathedral welcomes new Canon Pastor

Canon Ailsa Newby  has been appointed as Canon Pastor of Ripon Cathedral. Canon Newby, who is currently serving as Priest-in-charge in the Parish of Putney, said, “I am excited at the prospect of  joining the community at Ripon Cathedral.  I shall …
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Bishop John Pritchard to Lead Holy Week

The celebrated Christian theologian and former Bishop of Oxford, the Right Reverend John Pritchard, will be leading  worship throughout Holy Week at Ripon Cathedral. The Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon Cathedral, said, “Bishop John is an internationally renowned …
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Cathedral welcomes first Mother-and-Daughter team

As Mothering Sunday gestures go, it certainly beats breakfast in bed or a bunch of daffodils. Eighty-six-year-old Barbara Dixon is getting just what she wants this year – a promise from her daughter, Hilary Pickering, to work with her as …
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Victoria, the ITV flagship drama, comes to Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral becomes Westminster Abbey for a day Ripon Cathedral will feature in the second series of the flagship ITV period drama Victoria which stars Jenna Coleman, Rufus Sewell and Tom Hughes. Filming has taken place at the Cathedral this …
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Bishop Nick to speak at Ripon Cathedral

Bishop Nick, known to many as the ‘Blogging Bishop’, will be leading a discussion at Ripon Cathedral about his vision for the Diocese of Leeds on the 16th March at 7.30pm. The central themes will be ‘Living, Loving, Learning’; three …
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Pancakeitis strikes at Ripon races

A mystery  infection, dubbed pancakeitis, ruled out two previous winners of Ripon’s traditional pancake day races from taking  part in this year’s event. Canon Paul Greenwell, Precentor at Ripon Cathedral, had to content himself with nothing more strenuous than  giving …
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Ripon Cathedral Gargoyle by Martin Coward

Design a gargoyle competition launched

Long after selfies, Facebook and Twitter have been forgotten, in hundreds of years’ time, people will look up and admire two gargoyles on Ripon Cathedral, pieces of history inspired by schoolchildren in 2017. Today’s children at primary schools across North …
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Record-Breaking Candlemas at Ripon Cathedral

A congregation of more than eight hundred from all corners of the diocese and as far afield as Coventry and Dumfries took part in the historic service of Candlemas on February 2nd. Preparations for the service began two days earlier. …
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