The Cathedral has a team of around twenty ringers – The Ripon Cathedral Society of Change Ringers – who practise each Wednesday evening from 7.30pm until 9pm and ring before the principal service on Sunday morning (usually 9.30 – 10.30). The bells are also rung for weddings, other services and civic or national occasions. We welcome visiting teams of ringers who wish to ring the bells, and six times per year a full peal – that is a piece of ringing lasting over three hours – is rung.

As well as being part of the Cathedral’s mission, bellringing is also an important part of our national cultural heritage and a fascinating lifelong hobby with an active social life. Anyone interested in visiting the tower or who is interested in learning to ring is very welcome to turn up outside the north transept door at our normal ringing time or to contact the ringers’ secretary via the Ripon Cathedral Bellringers website.

Further information and updates on their ringing exploits can be found on their new website at
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