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Ripon Cathedral Celebrating Over 1350 Years of History

Welcome to

Ripon Cathedral

A warm welcome to

Ripon Cathedral

This vibrant, living church has an unbroken history reaching back to the 7th century serving the small city of Ripon and the vast rural county of North Yorkshire. Alongside our sister cathedrals of Bradford and Wakefield, we are here to welcome and serve those of all faiths and none, in this 21st century Diocese of Leeds.

We hope to inspire you to visit us as a worshipper, a pilgrim, a heritage enthusiast or a tourist, exploring this sacred space and the many delights of the local area. You are very welcome.


At The Cathedral

Visit Opening Times

Monday – Saturday

8am to 6pm


8am to 5pm

Free Visitor Entry

2024 June

A place of


Prayer and worship are at the heart of all that we do at Ripon Cathedral. The varied daily services are the foundation of our mission. All services are open to everyone whether you are a regular worshipper; a visitor passing through; someone in need of a few moments of peace for prayer; or ‘just curious.’

You will find a friendly welcome and, we hope, a sense of God’s presence.


Things to do

Plan to

Visit us

This ancient building in the heart of one of our smallest cities attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors, pilgrims and worshippers from across the nation and beyond these shores.

With its blend of architectural styles and its many unique features from the Anglo-Saxon crypt, the oldest built fabric of any English cathedral, to the charming Tudor misericords – there is something for everyone.



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