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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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Ripon Cathedral's Dean and Bishop with Michael Hepper and Andrew Kitchingman

Cathedral appoints new Treasurer

A former corporate financier in the City of London, Andrew Kitchingman, is the new Treasurer of Ripon Cathedral. He stepped up to the post, which had been held for six years by Philip Arundel, on January 29 during a service …
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