An internationally famous astronomer, Charles Piazzi Smyth, who also played a key role in the development of Edinburgh Castle’s one o’clock gun, is buried in a quirky grave near Ripon.
Where, in the Ripon area, can you find an internationally-famous astronomer buried in a grave marked with a small pyramid-shaped monument and why? The answers can be found in the churchyard of St John's Sharow, where Charles Piazzi Smyth was laid to rest following his...
After last year’s covid cancellation, this year’s banquet returned in style to raise a five-figure sum for Ripon Cathedral.
Dame Emma and other soloists will join local choirs for Bach’s Mass in B Minor at St Peter’s Church in Harrogate on October 8.
A group of musical clergy have produced a YouTube video for people who attend the traditional pre-Nidderdale Show service. The show, which would have taken place tomorrow, was cancelled due to covid.
Crowds gathered on the streets of Ripon this morning, to watch the Royal Engineers on a march that marks their Freedom of the City
The talk on pilgrimage in Christianity will be the first in a wider series of lectures arranged by the Harrogate School of Theology and Mission.
Following in the footsteps of Benedictine monks, pilgrims walked from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey yesterday.
For nearly a thousand years Ripon’s Chapel of St Mary Magdalen has survived numerous pandemics, while helping the poorly and poverty stricken. Modern day visitors are welcome
A 6am plunge in the lake at Ripon Races started the full distance event, which consisted of a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112-mile cycle route in Masham, Dallow Moor and Brimham Rocks and a 26-mile marathon. The last competitor finished at 10.30pm.
In a separate boost to Ripon’s hotel and leisure sector, new owners are continuing to refurbish the Spa Hotel, raising hopes that two of the city’s historic properties will be welcoming visitors again soon.
The Anglo-Saxon crypt, which was built in the 670s, is believed to be a copy of the tomb in which Jesus’ body was laid after crucifixion. It is the highlight of many people, it is the highlight of a visit to cathedral.
The covid pandemic put paid to the 2020 Boxing Day pilgrimage from Ripon Cathedral to Fountains Abbey — but the path linking the two will be well trodden on September 4.