With the sun shining, Ripon was in holiday mood yesterday as the serenity of 1,350 anniversary celebrations at the cathedral concluded with a concert on Market Square
Ripon began its 1,350th anniversary celebrations in spectacular style yesterday, with a son et lumiere in the cathedral among the highlights. Throughout the day, the work of Wilfrid, who founded the church in AD 672, was celebrated in words, artworks and music. From...
Ripon’s patron saint, Wilfrid, is the inspiration for a special exhibition. From “Rome to Ripon” is a partnership between Ripon Cathedral and Art in the Churches and will include internationally known artists.
Zahed Amanullah, a member of Harrogate Islamic Association, says the goodwill of the community and support from other religious organisations helped to win approval for the town’s first mosque.
The cathedral, which celebrates its 1,350th birthday this year, was targeted at about 10.40am this morning. According to police, nobody was injured and no damage was caused.
People in Ripon will be able to join in a worldwide day of prayer next month. The service, which is open to all, will be held at St Wilfrid’s Church Community Centre in Trinity Lane on March 4.
Ian Curteis’ play about the 1982 Falklands conflict was at the centre of a BBC controversy. Mr Curteis married Lady Deirdre Hare, widow of the 7th Baron Grantley of Markenfield Hall.
The series, which begins tomorrow, will see some of the country’s finest organists give hour-long recitals on the new digital organ at St Wilfrid’s Church on Duchy Road.
Conservative councillor Sam Gibbs has circulated a leaflet canvassing residents’ views on the proposed mosque. He says the leaflet is ‘neutral’ and aims to make it easier to engage in the planning process. The deadline for comments is Sunday.
Twenty-two church leaders in the Harrogate district, including the Bishop of Ripon, have signed a joint statement backing plans for the district’s first mosque. They say the ‘time is right’ for Muslims to have a place of worship in Harrogate.
Free live music and fairground rides in Market Square and a tea party at Ripon Cathedral are among the plans to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee this year. A new platinum jubilee horn will also sound for the first time.
So far 56 people have written in support while 40 people have objected. Residents have until this Sunday to have their say on the proposed new mosque in the former Home Guard club on the corner of Tower Street and Belmont Road.
Plans are in hand to set the bells of St Andrew’s Church swinging again after years of silence. It is hoped a group will be formed in time to commemorate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.