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ICON Painting Workshop


Over the course of the week each participant will be guided by the Revd Canon Ian Holdsworth and will write (paint) their own icon. This will be a spiritual exercise as well as a learning and creative opportunity.

Nativity Exhibition


Over the advent period, we will be hosting an exhibition showcasing the work of Key Stage 1 pupils from local schools. One of the designs will then be chosen and used as the cover image for the Journey to Bethlehem service sheet.

Half Term – Family Activities at Ripon Cathedral


Join us for a fun filled, family friendly drop in workshop during the autumn half term. During the session, you will get the chance to make your own autumn windmills and explore times of change and differing seasons – based on Ecclesiastes 3 (a time for everything).

A Nurse, Three Soldiers & A Sailor


A Remembrance tide talk and slideshow illustrating the stories of some of the brave and heroic people whose memorials we pass everyday in the cathedral. The talk will transition through the Cathedral and visit three locations, where the talk will pause and refreshments will be available.

Wilfrid Lectures: Canon Professor Joyce Hill: Wilfrid’s Lost Dedication Manuscript and the survival of its Tenth Century Replacement: a re-discovery in recent times


This lecture is on the replacement for Wilfrid’s great dedication Gospel Book, specially commissioned by Archbishop Oswald when he rebuilt the basilica in Ripon after its destruction in 948. This sumptuous tenth-century replacement has recently been identified as a manuscript now owned by the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York.

Messy Cathedral – Story Of St Wilfrid


Join us at Messy Cathedral to hear the story of St. Wilfrid and how he taught the people of Kent to fish! We’ll play some fishy games and make some fishy crafts, before finishing with prayer and a meal together.

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