Contact Us



New face of Ripon Cathedral’s online ministry

Siân Lawton has been appointed to oversee Ripon Cathedral’s online ministries as Nick Morgan, who has developed the ministry in recent years, prepares to move on to become curate in the Masham benefice next month. Siân says, “Having recently finished my degree in Theology Mission and Ministry at Cranmer Hall in Durham, it will be exciting to see how I can use all the things I have learnt in a practical way.  I am really delighted to …
Read More
A tractor draws a plough across a field

Rural Question Time (audio recording)

On Thursday 11th June 2015, Ripon Cathedral hosted a panel discussion on rural issues, chaired by the Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon. This was part of the St Wilfrid Lecture series and is the first time a public discussion has been included in the series. You can listen to a recording of the discussion below.
Read More

Taize Praise at the Cathedral

One suggestion which came out of the Cathedral Consultation process was to introduce Taize services. The first of these is on Friday 5th June at 8pm. At this time of year, it is still light at that time, though the light streams in through the stained glass windows from a different direction to that which people normally experience in the Cathedral. And so, in this fading light on Friday evening, this service aims to be …
Read More

Prayer Landscape for Nepal

Many churches throughout the Ripon Episcopal Area have responded to the earthquakes in Nepal with fundraising and prayer events. Ripon Cathedral has installed a Prayer Landscape as a focus for the prayers of its congregation and visitors. The central tower of the Cathedral (beside which the Prayer Landscape has been set up) was itself the scene of an earthquake in 1450 which caused two 12th century Norman arches and most of the tower to collapse. …
Read More

The new gargoyles

In the cathedral over the bank holiday weekend were six designs competing against each other to be the ones who would be created to become the new additions to the north east corner. The new gargoyles will be replacing two that the rain and wind have worn away over the hundreds of years they have been there. The judges gathered on the Monday morning and viewed the designs, much discussion and deliberation followed. The designers …
Read More

Pentecost Services

Sunday 24th May is Pentecost, when the Church celebrates and thanks God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Our main Pentecost Sung Eucharist (with Children’s Church) is at 9.30am – earlier than usual, so do come and join us bright and early as we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit on the followers of Jesus. The new mayor of Ripon, Cllr Pauline McHardy will be installed in a service here at 11.15am. In …
Read More