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New Canon Evangelist Installed

On Sunday the 28th of June Rev’d Ruth Hind was installed as the first ever Canon Evangelist at Ripon Cathedral. Canon Ruth Hind, was formerly the Rector of the parishes of Kirlington, Burneston, Wath and Pickhill as well as being the Assistant Area Dean of the Wensleydale Deanery.   Ruth brings with her a wealth of knowledge from diverse areas such as sitting on General Synod to having a special interest in Reader and Lay …
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Rural Question Time (audio recording)

On Thursday 11th June 2015, Ripon Cathedral hosted a panel discussion on rural issues, chaired by the Very Reverend John Dobson, Dean of Ripon. This was part of the St Wilfrid Lecture series and is the first time a public discussion has been included in the series. You can listen to a recording of the discussion below.
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Dean John in training for 10th Anniversary Beer Festival

  The very Revd John Dobson, Dean of Ripon, has agreed to help pull pints for hundreds of festival goers at his first Cathedral Beer Festival. Rick Jones of the Water Rat, Ripon gave the Dean a lesson in the art of pulling a proper pint at The Water Rat ahead of the event. The 10th Anniversary Festival takes place on May Day Bank Holiday Monday, from 11.30am to 5pm in the grounds of Ripon …
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BBC Radio 3 Choral Evensong from Ripon Cathedral

Ripon Cathedral will reach an international congregation on Wednesday 21st January when BBC Radio 3’s Choral Evensong is broadcast live at 3.30pm. The Cathedral’s Director of Music, Andrew Bryden says, “The choristers are very excited about this broadcast, and I am looking forward to showcasing the choir to a wider audience. The sound of the choir has really come together, especially over Advent and Christmas with the additional services and challenging repertoire we have been …
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Dean John, sermon for the National Gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music, 5th October 2014

A Sermon preached by the Very Reverend John Dobson, the Dean of Ripon in Ripon Cathedral on Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Trinity 16) for the National Gathering of the Friends of Cathedral Music Readings: Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:8-16; Philippians 3:4b-14; St. Matthew 21:33-end “I shall sing for my friend” How fortunate for the preacher on a weekend when the Cathedral hosts both the national meeting of the Friends of Cathedral Music and the Yorkshire Three …
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