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How To Support Ripon Cathedral


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Support us

Ripon Cathedral is a stunning sacred space which attracts over 100,000 visitors annually from far and wide. The building is a holy place of worship, a place of prayer and contemplation, a centre for learning and an important gathering place for a host of events. 

It costs over £4000 a day to run the regular services, the choral music programme, education and community events. Your support is vital to ensure the sustainability of the cathedral now and for the future.

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Cathedral Life

All gifts are gratefully received, and you can choose to support the area of cathedral life that means the most to you in a number of ways, whether as an individual, a family, a trust or a business.


A Patron

The support of our patrons is crucial in sustaining the cathedral’s daily operations and in shaping future plans. We deeply appreciate and recognise their generous contributions.

Could you be our next patron? Our patrons programme starts from £17 per month with patrons accessing unique events, services and exhibitions throughout the year.


A Legacy

If you would like to support the cathedral and ensure it is here for future generations to enjoy, please consider leaving us a gift in your will. 

Your gift will help support anything from our education programme, choral development or helping with our heritage conservation. 

You can also sponsor a week of music in memory or celebration of a loved one.

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In 672, St Wilfrid built the first church here to serve the community at Ripon. Some 1350 years later, Ripon Cathedral continues as a parish church, working with and for the people of this fantastic city and its locality.

Take a look at ways you can support the cathedral with your time and experience.

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A Grant

With the benefit of grants, we can invest in the cathedral’s heritage and conservation work, facilities development or the revenue programmes for music and education. 

If your charitable foundation would like to support the future of Ripon Cathedral, please get in touch.  

We are grateful for the support given by a number of grant providers:

  • Benefact Trust 
  • Cathedral Music Trust
  • Dulverton Trust 
  • National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Ripon BID 
  • The Charles & Elsie Sykes Trust 
  • The Church Commissioners Sustainability Fund 
  • The David & Elizabeth Kerfoot Charitable Trust 
  • The Norton Freeman Charitable Trust 

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Corporate Supporter

Ripon Cathedral attracts over 100,000 visitors to Ripon every year, bringing a host of economic benefits to the wider region. Support from the local business community is vital for the protection of the cathedral’s magnificent buildings, the delivery of our community fundraising events and to support the visitor experience.  

For your business, it means high profile marketing and branding exposure, complimentary event tickets and opportunities to host your own event at the cathedral. 

Consider supporting the cathedral by:

  • Becoming a business partner
  • Sponsoring an event
  • Sponsoring a service or an activity