Ripon has been celebrating its patron saint St Wilfrid since a Royal Charter was granted by King Henry I in 1108 and the tradition will be maintained this year — although the weekend will be scaled back again due to covid.
The covid lockdown is gradually easing, but Ripon's annual celebration of St Wilfrid and his legacy will be scaled back for a second year. St Wilfrid's Day is one of the city's biggest occasions of the year, marked with events and a large procession pre-pandemic....
Ripon’s ancient cathedral, which celebrates its 1,350th anniversary next year, has appointed a new director of music to carry forward its strong musical tradition. German organist Dr Ronny Krippner will take up the post in January.
The Reverend Suzy McCarter, who lives in Birstwith vicarage, will be installed at an induction service with the Bishop of Ripon on July 28 in Killinghall.
Ripon Cathedral and two churches near Knaresborough are holding services this evening to commemorate the Duke of Edinburgh.
At churches across the Harrogate district, people will be able to pay their respects to the Duke of Edinburgh following his death on Friday. In Ripon, the city’s ancient cathedral has extended its opening hours for the week of national mourning.
As flags fly at half mast on Ripon Town Hall and Ripon Cathedral this morning, the Bishop of Ripon, the Rt. Rev Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, reflects on the life of Prince Philip and his marriage to the Queen.
Chikara Karino, 19, has spent the last three months in Harrogate as part of a two-year trip from his home of Japan to teach people in the UK about his religion and convert them to the faith.
On this Easter Sunday Father Darryl Hall, Vicar of the United Parish of Upper Nidderdale writes for the Stray Ferret and encourages us to love God’s creation as we emerge from the darkness of lockdown into the light of hope.
St. Wilfrid’s, which opened in 1862, is recognised as one of finest parish churches in England. Socially-distanced services, including those over Easter, are currently taking place in the church’s community centre.
On this National Day of Reflection, the Bishop of Ripon, the Rt Rev’d Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, writes of the stark social inequalities covid has revealed but also the kindness and compassion of humanity-“hope is the bridge we have to get us into the next day.”
Valentine’s Day comes a week before the first Sunday of Lent and Ripon Cathedral will feature in a special edition of Songs of Praise on BBC One at 1.15pm tomorrow. The pre-recorded programme focuses on the theme of Love and Lent.
Except for a brief spell in 2015, HBC has been holding Christian prayer before meetings since the council’s inception in 1974. But a member of the National Secular Society’s council who was brought up in Harrogate, says HBC should stop the practice for good.