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Dean John’s response to the Manchester attack

With the rest of the nation we at Ripon Cathedral are shocked and saddened by the horrific terrorist attack in Manchester. Our hearts go out in a generous tide of sympathy to all those affected, not least the bereaved and …
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An Introduction from Canon Newby

One of the peculiarities of clergy life is that when you move job, you move house and church as well at the same time. If moving house is supposed to be one of the stressful things in life, the combination …
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Ripon Cathedral Choir Open Day

Cathedral Choir Shines with Youngsters filling the Ranks

Ripon Cathedral was pleased to welcome potential choristers and their families to the Choir Open Day this weekend. Children from across the region attended the event during which they rehearsed and sang with the cathedral choir. They were joined for …
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Cathedral holds Hustings

Ripon Cathedral held a hustings on Saturday May 13th, just under a month before the General Election on June 8th. The Very Rev John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, chaired the lively debate which featured all four candidates for Skipton and …
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Cathedral Bolstered by Record-Breaking Beer Festival

The Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival took place on Bank Holiday Monday in the grounds of Ripon Cathedral. The weather was kind, and over 1,500 people (and some well-behaved dogs!) enjoyed a lovely day in the grounds of the Cathedral. This …
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Come and Sing with the Cathedral Choir!

The girls and boys of Ripon Cathedral Choir are part of a strong musical tradition – raising their voices in praise – in a place where Christians have worshipped for more than 1300 years. But being a chorister here is …
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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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