The Stray Ferret joins the Rt Rev. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley on an 8 kilometre route around Ripon to find out more about her new-found love of running and why she believes exercise provides more than physical benefits.
When the Bishop of Ripon called this month for the city to get a new sports village, she wasn't speaking purely in a professional capacity. The Rt Rev. Dr Helen-Ann Hartley is a keen runner who believes exercise has more than physical benefits. Usually she runs alone...
Public acts of worship may be banned during lockdown but the bell of Holy Trinity in Dacre Banks is being rung at 6pm every night as part of a national bid to encourage people to pray at home.
On a wet and windy day, dozens of people went to Spa Gardens to wish a belated farewell to Andrew Bryden, whose music strategy has been setting the tone at Ripon Cathedral for more than two decades.
The Bishop of Ripon writes that this Remembrance Sunday will be a particularly anxious time for frail war veterans- we must use the period of lockdown to “nourish kindness to those in need”..
For eight months the main route between Kirkby Malzeard and Masham has been closed because of a collapsed church wall, but repair of the structure is now in sight.
The Harrogate Islamic Association has set its sights on a hall attached to Trinity Methodist Church on Park Drive, close to the Stray and town centre. It originally planned to convert the former Nidderdale Children’s Resource Centre in Starbeck but encountered planning problems.
Renowned textile artist Jacqui Parkinson made a big impression with her Threads through Revelation exhibition in Ripon. Now has another project on display at Ripon Cathedral.
In the silence of Holy Trinity Church, Dacre Banks, a retired vicar spent 14 days beating an unusual world record that he had previously set 33 years ago.
The group, which was established in 2011, has been looking for a place to convert into a Mosque for years until it found the “Goldilocks” building.
After chiming the hour for 111 years, St Andrew’s Church clock fell silent earlier this summer – but has now been returned to full working order.
Church Street in Kirkby Malzeard, has been closed to through traffic since February, after a section of retaining wall collapsed in wet weather conditions. Special permissions are required before reconstruction and repair work can proceed.
The sharp-eyed and regular passers by, may have noticed that something hasn’t changed at St Andrew’s in Kirkby Malzeard for more than a week – the time on the parish church clock. But it won’t be long before the hourly chimes will be heard again in the village.