Browse the Cathedral YouTube channel for live services and videos
Freya Cox, Author at Ripon Cathedral
Freya Cox

Freya Cox

Down the Rabbit Hole

Digital Volunteer Kyla Hill has been digging into the connection between the cathedral's architecture and Lewis Carroll's famous characters. She brings his fantastical world to life with her own creative take using a mixture of research and story writing.

The Beauty of Painting on Light

Digital Volunteer Pranjali Gandhre unravels the beauty of The Great East Window. Come with us as she explores how the unique medium of stained glass has inspired generations of worshippers and visitors.

Faith, Femininity and Power in the West Window

Evie Brett unpicks the complex imagery of the cathedral’s West Window, exploring its relationship with Victorian England. Depicting the tale of the Ten Foolish Virgins, the West Window is an incredible example of how tales from the bible become interlaced with new meanings within the capacity of our own lives.

Immortalising the Markenfield Family of Ripon

In life the Markenfield family mixed with dignitaries and kings; they now lie in rest in Ripon Cathedral, their tombs part of the visual and spiritual landscape of the North Transept. Abi Wood uncovers the family's history, exploring their roles in local society, their dedication to faith, and their depictions in death.