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Festival Pre-Launch Concert

Young musicians seize their opportunity Children from Nidderdale’s  Wider Opportunities Band were given a chance to play a major role in a concert at Ripon cathedral – an opportunity they took brilliantly. The government initiative started in Nidderdale five years ago aimed at encouraging young people to learn a musical instrument. All pupils from Year 3 at Dacre Braithwaite Endowed Primary School, St Cuthbert’s Primary School and Fountains Earth Primary School learn a wind instrument …
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Cathedral comes alive with Music at Revealed Festival

  It starts with jazz and ends with a rock choir with plenty of musical variety between including a recital by a Ukrainian guitarist and an opportunity to play the organ. Ripon Cathedral Revealed, a five-day festival showcasing the cathedral and all it offers to the community, has something to suit all musical tastes. The festival preview on April 28 features jazz from Richmond Jam. The following day sees a performance from the Yorkshire Decibelles, …
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Ripon Cathedral Choir Stalls

Are you celebrating a Special Wedding Anniversary in 2016?

Any couple married in 1966 and therefore celebrating a Golden Wedding anniversary in 2016 is invited to apply for tickets to attend a special service of blessing and thanksgiving in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday 3rd July 2016 at 3.30pm. The invitation also extends to couples married for more than fifty years, and we especially welcome those who have reached the major achievement of a Diamond Wedding anniversary. The service is always a a splendid occasion. It’s …
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Make a Yorkshire white rose for a Yorkshire Cathedral

  Calling all crafters. Ripon Cathedral is appealing to people to knit, sew, crochet, paint or model white Yorkshire roses to add colour and vibrancy to a five-day festival that starts on the evening of April 28. Ripon Cathedral Revealed, a festival of flowers, music, spirituality, food and drink, will feature installations of the handmade roses tumbling down the front of the building, like the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, around the outside …
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Services over the Easter Period.

Services over the Easter Period. Maundy Thursday 11.00 am Chrism Eucharist for the Diocese 7.30 pm Foot Washing, Stripping of the Altars and Watch of the Passion. Good Friday 10:30 am Good Friday Service for People of All Ages 12 noon – 1.30 pm Guided Mediation by the Cross 1.30 pm – 3.00 pm Solemn Liturgy of Good Friday with Veneration of the Cross. Holy Saturday 7.30 pm Great Easter Vigil and Sung First Eucharist …
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   Today Ripon Cathedral has received grant of £53,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to enable it to plan for a vibrant and sustainable future.  Thanks to National Lottery players, the award will allow the Cathedral over the next year to develop a robust, economically sustainable future business plan together with a new communications initiative as well as providing support for the training of staff and volunteers which together will attract increased numbers of …
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Lent Lunches

  A simple lunch consisting of bread, cheese and fruit will be served in the Cathedral from 12.30pm on every Wednesday during Lent. We invite a donation of £4. All proceeds to be given to Christian Aid. At 1.15pm there will be short devotional talk based on John Pritchard’s book ‘Living faithfully’. We aim to finish by 1.30pm. 17th Feb                     Canon Elizabeth       …
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Cathedral’s arrow slits mystery deepens

A longstanding mystery about the purpose of the cross shaped arrow slits in the battlements of Ripon Cathedral appears to have been partly solved following an onsite visit of two archery specialists, although the results have led to more questions. Guy Wilson was formerly Master of the Armouries at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds and Chairman of the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Arms and Military History from 2002 until 2010. A …
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Are you looking for a bit of SPACE in your life?

Looking for a bit of SPACE in your life? Ripon Cathedral offers four SPACE Days per year whose purpose is to provide space in busy lives  to allow people to  deepen an awareness of their own unique spiritual journeys. These days are for people of all faiths and none, for people at the beginning of their spiritual journey and those who are already well familiar with the road.   The day will offer meditation, music, …
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