Continuing our recent tradition of welcoming visitors on two wheels to the Cathedral, Canon Elizabeth welcomed members of the Halifax Minster clergy team to Ripon Cathedral on Wednesday October 30th.


The visit was part of a cycling tour of much of the new Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, taking in Huddersfield Parish Church, Dewsbury Minster, Wakefield Cathedral, Leeds Minster and Bradford Cathedral as well as popping over to visit York Minster. The group is raising money for a completely new sound system for Halifax Minister, including pillar speakers, radio microphones and a new hearing aid loop. The group stopped for a brief tour of Ripon Cathedral and refreshments before continuing their journey to Bradford Cathedral.


Donations to the Halifax Minster sound system appeal can be made via their local giving page:, or through the Minster website:


From L to R: Revd Matthew Hunter, Joshua Barber, Revd Canon Hilary Barber, Canon Elizabeth Sewell and Revd Jonathan Bish