One of the highlights of the Yorkshire social scene returns to Ripon Cathedral on Friday 26th September 2014. The Angel Tree Dinner offers an evening of fine dining, wonderful music and a chance to dance in the spectacular setting of Ripon Cathedral, transformed into a ballroom for the evening. Music is provided by the Ripon Cathedral Choir and other musicians.


A glittering evening of fine dining is on offer, together with musical entertainment throughout the evening and special  guest speaker David Kendall. Invite your family and friends and celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or entertain your clients and dine, dance and be delighted in the magnificent historic setting of Ripon Cathedral.

Individual tickets available at £85, tables of 10 at £825 or tables of 12 at £990.

Angel Tree Dinner Booking Form 2014

This black tie event begins with a reception from 7.15pm, dinner at 8pm and entertainment into the night until carriages at 12.45am


Major Fundraiser

This annual event is an important fundraiser for the Ripon Cathedral Development Campaign. Proceeds from this year’s Angel Tree Dinner will go towards the Ripon Cathedral Music Trust which aims to secure and develop the Cathedral’s reputation as a major centre of musical excellence, provide accessible musical training through membership of the Cathedral Choir, develop an inclusive outreach programme to take musical excellence into the region and work in partnership with others who share our passion for music.


About this year’s after dinner speaker

David Kendall PhotoDavid Kendall was born and bred in York and from 1950 to 1955 was a chorister in York Minster. In 1965 he joined Barclays Bank and prior to his early retirement in 1990, was the manager of the York University branch for five years.

David is a hugely popular figure on the after-dinner speaking circuit, being known to countless audiences and fellow professionals as ‘the Bank Manager  from York’.