Ripon Cathedral has embarked on an incredible milestone, celebrating over 1350 years since its consecration by St Wilfrid in 672AD.
The Anglo-Saxon Crypt is all that remains of Wilfrid’s original basilica church, but this remarkable space is the oldest building of any English Cathedral. Even more remarkably, it still in use today – a place of prayer and reflection at the heart of this historic place.
Wilfrid’s passion was to lay strong foundations of the Christian church in the Pagan Anglo-Saxon kingdoms, and he became one of the most influential and pioneering leaders.
A place of music, art and architecture for generations…
Choral Evensong is a beautiful choral service, held at the start of most evenings. It is the perfect time for contemplation after a busy day. With minimal participation, Evensong allows listeners to enjoy a reflective, quiet atmosphere with world-class music ringing around the cathedral.