Leaving a gift in your will

A Message from the Dean

We all want to make a positive impact that will endure through generations – leaving a gift to Ripon Cathedral will ensure that this vibrant community and glorious building will thrive for years to come. Your act of generosity will help to ensure that 1,350 years of history continues and this place continues to be a blessing for the people of Yorkshire and beyond.

All gifts are gratefully received and you can chose to support the area of cathedral life that means the most to you.

Contact us

If you would like to discuss leaving a legacy to Ripon Cathedral, please contact Jo Bussey, Director of Development, using the button below to send an email or via telephone: 01765 603462


Saint Wilfrid brought the Benedictine sacred music and plainchant to Ripon in the seventh century. With your help, we will be able to continue to train new young musicians in the Cathedral Choir and fill this ancient place with beautiful music for years to come.


Help to enrich minds by supporting Ripon Cathedral’s varied and rich education programme. We welcome schools, hold tours and talks, workshops and art classes for people of all ages.

The Cathedral Building

The cathedral’s long history stretches back to the Anglo-Saxon period and houses some irreplaceable buildings and artefacts, from the 7th century Anglo-Saxon crypt to the Ripon Jewel. Your support will ensure the building’s remarkable 1,350 year history continues.

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