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Boxing Day Pilgrimage

This Boxing Day a group of modern day pilgrims will follow in the footsteps of a band of Cistercian monks who set out from Ripon the day after Christmas in 1132 AD to found a new Cistercian monastery on the banks of the River Skell. That monastery was of course Fountains Abbey and the annual Boxing Day Pilgrimage from Ripon Cathedral to the stunning and atmospheric ruins has become a Christmas tradition for many. This …
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New Membership Launched

Play Your Part in our History Join the Cathedral’s Engaging Memberships The Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign has just launched a new Membership Scheme, the Saint Wilfrid Guild of Benefactors. Running alongside the existing Memberships at the Cathedral including the Patrons, Music Custodians and Sponsor a Chorister; the Saint Wildfrid Guild of Benefactors is a new opportunity for those who are able to give more. As a Guild member you will enjoy unique opportunities to experience …
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BBC to broadcast Christmas Service

Ripon Cathedral Choir sings a Meditation for Christmas, He came al so stille… on Sunday (December 17) which is to be recorded by the BBC for broadcast on Christmas Eve. The candle light service at 3.30pm will include plenty of popular carols and presenters from BBC Radio York will read from the Bible as we share the good news of Christmas in music and words. The service features Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. This work, scored for …
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Christmas Organ Recital

  Join us next Thursday (December 21) for our popular Christmas Organ Recital showcasing the cathedral’s organ in seasonal music – both well known – and not! In its current form, Ripon Cathedral Organ dates from 1878 and was most recently rebuilt in 2013, combining traditional craftsmanship with modern computer technology. From the massive wooden pipes in the South Quire Aisle to tiny pipes smaller than a pencil, it provides power, colour and versatility to the …
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Ripon Choir Christmas 2017

Choristers’ Supervisor vacancy

The Chapter of Ripon Cathedral is wishing to appoint two Choristers’ Supervisors from January 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. These roles are to provide support and assistance in the care and welfare of the Cathedral Choristers. The roles are part time 14 hours a week for 38 weeks during school term time and Christmas and Easter, £3,990pa. Closing date for applications is Sunday 31st December 2017 Interviews will take place on Monday 8th …
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The Story of Christmas a spectacular success

Last Saturday the Story of Christmas was performed in Ripon Cathedral. The audience were treated to a spectacular performance of the well-known tale of the birth of Christ, with dramatic lighting, music and dance as well as festive carols. Special appearances included a donkey, an exotic belly dancer and a fine musical performance by the Ripon Cathedral Choir and the Ripon Grammar School Chamber Choir. Actor John Middleton, known for his character Rev Ashley Thomas …
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£23,000 raised at the Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair on Saturday

Visitors from all over Yorkshire and beyond attended the Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair.   £23,000 was raised towards the, the Appeal to raise £5 million towards the Dean’s Development Plans for a 21st Century Cathedral.  One hundred stalls of seasonal gifts and food were on display in the Cathedral and also at The Old Deanery.  A seasonal atmosphere was created by various local musical groups who volunteered to entertain the crowds the Skelldale …
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Victoria Cross bravery remembered at Ripon Cathedral

An outstanding First World War soldier was remembered at a special service of commemoration at Ripon Cathedral, where he has a memorial, exactly 100 years after his “conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty” in battle led him to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC). Serving and former Fusiliers attended the service which honoured the memory of Lt-Col Neville Bowes Elliott-Cooper – the great-grandson of Capt J Elliott of Elliott House, now Holmefield House, Harrogate Road, …
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Local Authors Support Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair

We are really looking forward to welcoming two local authors to The Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair this Saturday 25th November. Yorkshire authors Maggie Cobbett and Rosemary Kind, will be offering their books for sale and talking to visitors in The Old Deanery Hotel on Saturday 25th November. The popular annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair welcomes visitors to the spectacular Ripon Cathedral. With over a hundred stalls offering a wide selection of …
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