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New Bishop of Ripon announced as Rt Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley

Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley visited Ripon Cathedral following the announcement by Downing Street that she will become the next Bishop of Ripon. She was welcomed by Bishop Nick at Church House in Leeds who said: “I am delighted to welcome Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley as the new Bishop of Ripon. She brings expertise as a theologian and episcopal experience from the wider Anglican Communion. She will add great strengths to the leadership and ministry of this diocese.” …
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Award winning Actor to narrate new production at Ripon Cathedral

 Multi-award winning actor John Middleton is to be the narrator at The Story of Christmas with Carols – a specially written and staged version of Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem and the birth of Jesus – which will be performed at Ripon Cathedral on Saturday 2nd December at 7.30pm. John played the Rev Ashley Thomas in Emmerdale for 21 years and won widespread critical acclaim for his performance recording the decline and subsequent death …
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Canon Paul is made Canon Emeritus of Ripon Cathedral

It was an emotional day on Sunday as we bade a fond farewell to a much loved figure at Ripon Cathedral and in the wider community. Over 300 people came to Canon Paul Greenwell’s last service at the cathedral before he takes up the position of Master of the Hull Charterhouse. Canon Paul has spent 14 years at Ripon – nine of them as Canon Precentor – representing half of his ministry. At a reception …
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New Park and Ride Service for Ripon Cathedral Christmas Fair

The popular annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair sees thousands of visitors through the door of the spectacular Ripon Cathedral. With over a hundred stalls offering a wide selection of unusual gifts, crafts and local food to help you find the perfect gift this Christmas. Hot turkey sandwiches and mulled wine will be served throughout the day and visitors will be entertained with seasonal music from a number of local choirs and musicians.  The fair …
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Ripon Cathedral Newsletter

The latest edition of the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign Newsletter is out now. Look out for a copy in the Cathedral, or read yours online here. If you would like to join the mailing list and receive your free copy through the post twice a year, please contact Carolyn Sands on [email protected] or 01765 603583
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The Dean’s Banquet Raises More Than Ever

Two hundred and twenty people gathered at Ripon Cathedral last Friday evening for The Dean’s Banquet.   The stunning candlelit evening began with a sparkling reception sponsored by Slingsby Gin of Harrogate.  Guests enjoyed Rhubarb Gin and were entertained by the smooth sounds of Frankly Jazz.  The Dean welcomed the guests, the business partners and sponsors who all enjoyed gourmet food, prepared by The Yorkshire Party Company.  The Dishforth Military Wives Choir entertained everyone during dinner. …
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Harvest Thanksgiving

More than 400 people gave thanks for a successful harvest on Sunday as Ripon Cathedral hosted the Yorkshire Agricultural Society Harvest Thanksgiving. We’ve been giving thanks for successful harvests since pre-Christian times and even in today’s world of increasing urbanisation it remains a chance to celebrate the vital contribution of farming and agriculture to this region. For Christians it’s an opportunity to celebrate God’s unfailing providence in sustaining life on Earth. The Yorkshire Agricultural Society, …
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Lord Bourne meets members of clergy and laity at Ripon Cathedral

Minister for Faith Visits Ripon Cathedral

Minister for Faith Lord Bourne visited Ripon last week as part of a country-wide tour of all 42 cathedrals in England. In a bumper day of visits he stopped off here – at York, Wakefield and Sheffield. In October last year Lord Bourne began his tour of all 42 of England’s Anglican cathedrals to highlight their important role at the heart of communities and their efforts to strengthen relationships between people of different backgrounds and …
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From Nairobi to Ripon

The city of Ripon is certainly a far cry from the busy and sprawling Kenyan city of Nairobi – with its enviable temperatures and it’s amazing national park – home to big cats and White Rhino! But both cities have at their heart a cathedral which holds a crucial position within the local community and within the country’s spiritual landscape. St Stephen’s Cathedral hosts four Sunday services in Swahili and English – attracting congregations of …
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