- Jun 02 - 05 2022
- All Day
HM The Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations at Ripon Cathedral
The celebration of Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee across the country will be marked at the cathedral with both worship, giving thanks for the reign of Queen Elizabeth, with flowers and with fun. Dean John says:
“Next weekend we celebrate the tremendous way in which Her Majesty The Queen, without false piety or egocentricity, has served God’s will in serving her peoples and the cause of justice and peace. We do well to celebrate, and to pray that the Holy Spirit might continue to work in and through her, and, inspired by her example, in and through us.”
The cathedral hosts the civic Jubilee Celebration Service for the County of North Yorkshire on Thursday 2nd June at 11 am in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner. The general public are welcome to attend but should arrive no later than 10.30 in order to find a seat.
On Friday 3rd June at 2 pm the cathedral hosts a Celebration Tea Party for 140 members of the public who have applied for tickets. Our guests will have a slap-up afternoon tea, games and pay tribute to her Majesty as a celebration cake is cut, the Loyal Toast is offered and the National Anthem sung. We are very grateful to Harrogate Borough Council’s Jubilee Fund for a grant towards the costs of this event. The cathedral will need to be closed for part of the party, from 1.15 -2.30pm on 3rd June.
There will be the usual run of Sunday services which includes a special Festal Eucharist celebrating the Feast of Pentecost when one of the choristers will be baptised.
Throughout the weekend visitors may enjoy Flowers Fit for a Queen the Ripon Cathedral Flower Guild’s tribute to Her Majesty, with arrangements reflecting many aspects of Her Majesty’s life, including her role as Head of the Church of England, her garden parties and the pomp and ceremony surrounding her as well as her love of horse racing and her coronation. The flower displays are available for viewing whenever the cathedral is open