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Apr 29 2022 - May 02 2022
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All Day

Celebrating Ripon Cathedral’s 1,350th: Launch Weekend

Celebrate the life of the cathedral community through art, music and a series of special events, all designed to get our year off with a bang. Over 27 spectacular flower displays will be on display through the weekend, each representing an element from the cathedral’s unique heritage.

Please scroll down to see all that is going on over the weekend.

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Hourly Schedule

Thursday

19.30 - 22.00
Launch Night
The official start of our celebrations and a night to remember. With live music from Frankly Jazz, the big band with just the right sound, illuminations and ending with effects evocative of St Wilfrid’s miraculous moonbow. Click here for tickets

Friday

9.30
Doors Open
Join us to experience and explore the life, heritage and faith within the walls of Ripon Cathedral
9.30 - 10.30
Bells ring out!
Join the Ripon Cathedral Bellringers as they demonstrate how they make so much beautiful, synchronised noise!
10.30 - 11.00
Guided Tour: Explore medieval Ripon
Explore Ripon's medieval history with a walking tour led by an expert guide. No booking required - meet inside the main (west) doors.
11 - 11.30
Meet the Organist
Find out about Ripon Cathedral's historic organ and have a go yourself!
11.30 - 12.00
Live choir: the Decibelles
Listen to beautiful music in the cathedral's historic quire, sung by the Decibelles.
12 - 12.30
Midday Eucharist
All are welcome
13.00 - 14.00
Talk: Jonathan Clarke, Cathedral Archaeologist
‘Reading the stones - some recent archaeological research at Ripon Cathedral’Click here for tickets
15.00 - 15.30
Meet the Organist
Find out about Ripon Cathedral's historic organ and have a go yourself!
15.30 - 16.00
Talk: Alanah Honey, Cathedral Architect of Caroe Architecture Ltd
See Ripon Cathedral Behind the Scenes. Click here for tickets
18.00 - 18.30
Choral Evensong
19.30 - 22.00
Son et Lumiere

Saturday

9.30
Doors Open
9.30 - 12.30
Medieval Scriptorium
Hazelsong Theatre create drop-in activities for families, creating calligraphic bookmarks and showing how manuscripts were made
10.30 - 11.00
Guided tour
Join an experienced guide to discover the hidden history of Ripon Cathedral
11.00 - 11.30
Meet the Organist
Find out about Ripon Cathedral's historic organ and have a go yourself!
12.30 - 13.30
Mini-ring of church bells
Discover the fascinating world of campanology without any stairs! Bellringers will be operating the mini-ring, a small peel of bells, in the cathedral's nave
13.30 - 14.30
Art in the Cathedral
Meet Art in the Churches producer Chris Bailey, who will talk you through our plans for bringing St Wilfrid to life through contemporary art
15.00 - 15.30
Meet the Organist
Find out about Ripon Cathedral's historic organ and have a go yourself!
15.30 - 16.30
Lecture: Prof Joyce Hill on making medieval manuscripts
The perfect accompaniment to our scriptorium. Free of charge!
17.30 - 18:00
Service: Evening Prayer
All are welcome
20:00 - 22.00
Son et Lumiere

Sunday

10.30 - 12.00
Celebration Festal Eucharist
13.30 - 15.00
Guided Pilgrimage
15.30 - 16.30
Choral Evensong

Monday

Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival
Arrival of Yorkshire Heritage Way

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