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Ripon Cathedral announces exciting events for 2018

Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign is delighted to announce another year of fundraising events to look forward to in 2018. Kindly supported by local Business Partners, CNG of Harrogate, Brewin Dolphin (Leeds), Stratstone BMW and Stratstone Mini of Harrogate. The return of the successful Spring Food Home and Garden Show on Saturday 14 April, with local head chefs cooking live in the cathedral including Past MasterChef the Professionals contestant Lee Rushforth from the Old Deanery. With …
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Holy Innocents Day

As you will see from Common Worship, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents on 28 December. So you may well wonder why it’s the subject of this year’s article for January. The answer is that it’s integral to the narrative of the Visit of the Magi, which we commemorate on 6 January as the Feast of the Epiphany, the premier feast-day of this month. Before I go any further, let me say that …
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The Story of Christmas a spectacular success

Last Saturday the Story of Christmas was performed in Ripon Cathedral. The audience were treated to a spectacular performance of the well-known tale of the birth of Christ, with dramatic lighting, music and dance as well as festive carols. Special appearances included a donkey, an exotic belly dancer and a fine musical performance by the Ripon Cathedral Choir and the Ripon Grammar School Chamber Choir. Actor John Middleton, known for his character Rev Ashley Thomas …
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Local Authors Support Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair

We are really looking forward to welcoming two local authors to The Ripon Cathedral Christmas Gift and Food Fair this Saturday 25th November. Yorkshire authors Maggie Cobbett and Rosemary Kind, will be offering their books for sale and talking to visitors in The Old Deanery Hotel on Saturday 25th November. The popular annual Christmas Gift and Food Fair welcomes visitors to the spectacular Ripon Cathedral. With over a hundred stalls offering a wide selection of …
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Sermon by Dean John for Harvest Festival 2017

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear…” Don’t worry! This is a bold message from Jesus in our gospel reading this morning. And yet, it is easier said than done. In my experience, when someone tells me not to worry I immediately conclude that there is something to worry about. There seems to be a good deal to worry about in the world today. …
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