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Over the bank holiday weekend in the cathedral there will be a display of the six designs that are competing for the honour of carving a new gargoyle for the cathedral. As part of the stone work project we are replacing two gargoyles which have worn away over the many years they have been on that corner of the cathedral. To help us with this we have asked carvers from around the country to put …
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Dean John in training for 10th Anniversary Beer Festival

  The very Revd John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, has agreed to help pull pints for hundreds of festival goers at his first Cathedral Beer Festival. Rick Jones of the Water Rat, Ripon gave the Dean a lesson in the art of pulling a proper pint at The Water Rat ahead of the event. The 10th Anniversary Festival takes place on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, from 11.30am to 5pm in the grounds of Ripon …
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Ripon’s Sights and Sounds – past, present and future!

Experience the sights and sounds of Ripon past, present and future at a fun, free family=friendly event taking place at venues across the city on Sat 14 March. Ripon Cathedral is just one of a host of venues around the city offering a feast for the senses between 11am and 4pm. Ripon’s three museums are open free of charge with a fun range of activities for all including object handling, have-a-go craft sessions, youth performances …
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Choristers of all sizes stand under the watchful eye of statues of kings and bishops

BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong from Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral will reach an international congregation on Wednesday 21st January when BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong is broadcast live at 3.30pm. The Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Bryden says, “The choristers are very excited about this broadcast, and I am looking forward to showcasing the choir to a wider audience. The sound of the choir has really come together, especially over Advent and Christmas with the additional services and challenging repertoire we have been …
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Dean John, sermon for the National Gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music, 5th October 2014

A Sermon preached by the Very Reverend John Dobson, the Dean of Ripon in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Trinity 16) for the National Gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:8-16; Philippians 3:4b-14; St. Matthew 21:33-end “I shall sing for my friend” How fortunate for the preacher on a weekend when the Cathedral hosts both the national meeting of the Friends of Cathedral Music and the Yorkshire Three …
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