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creating a 21st century


‘…the opportunity to place Ripon Cathedral on a sustainable financial footing is a significant public benefit… this should be considered alongside other public benefits such as the sustaining of the Ripon choral tradition, the attraction of visitors to the cathedral and city, and the provision of community facilities.’

Historic England

A New Garden for Ripon:
42% increase in green space, more trees and greater biodiversity

RCR - new green landscaped gardens

your questions answered

Ripon Cathedral Renewed

Providing 21st century facilities is not only essential but will also help to attract more visitors to the cathedral and thereby to the city.

The booklet aims to answer the common questions and signposts to more detailed information on the NYC planning portal.

Ripon Cathedral Renewed

For Cathedral and For City

Ripon Cathedral Renewed - the highlighted needs
Ripon Cathedral Renewed - the highlighted benefits for the city
Current view of Ripon Cathedral

A view of the current cathedral area

CGI view of Ripon Cathedral

CGI of the proposed development

You Questions Answered

Application ref: 22/04808/FULMAJ

For those interested, there will be stakeholder drop-in sessions at either the cathedral or town hall (in bold). These sessions are open to all, where cathedral members will be present to address any questions you might have.


Monday 12, 3-5pm
Thursday 15, 10am-12pm
Saturday 17, 1-2.30pm

Tuesday 20, 5-7pm
Thursday 22, 2-4pm
Friday 23, 10.30am-12.30pm

Monday 26, 10am-12pm
Wednesday 28, 10am-12pm


Saturday 2, 2-4pm
Tuesday 5, 5-7pm
Thursday 7, 9am-12pm (Town Hall)
Thursday 7, 2-4pm
Friday 8, 10.30am-12.30pm

Monday 11, 3-5pm
Wednesday 13, 10am-12pm
Friday 15, 10.30am-12.30pm
Monday 18, 5-7pm
Tuesday 19, 3-5pm

Sunday 24, 1-3pm
Monday 25, 3-5pm
Wednesday 27, 12-2pm
Thursday 28, 1-3pm


Feedback forms for additional comments can be accessed via the link below or in the cathedral. You will need to add your email address to the google form in order to limit responses to one per person. You can also email the RCR Comms Group. In addition, Ripon BID will be liaising with their member businesses to collate their feedback.

creating a cathedral city

For the 21st Century

Guy Wilson, Chair of the FAC explains how new facilities will stop damage to the cathedral and help safeguard its future.
Director of Music, Dr Ronny Krippner explains why we need a safe space in which our 60+ choristers can rehearse and why this must be close to the cathedral.
Executive Headteacher Victoria Kirkman speaks about the facilities needed for educational visits to Ripon Cathedral.
Dean John explains how our proposed development will benefit all.
Fiona Pearman – Churchwarden speaks about the lack of vital facilities that are expected in a 21st century building.



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