Play your part in our history

Become a member Donate Now

By becoming a member you will be playing your part in helping to preserve and enhance this great cathedral and its many wonderful treasures and to protect them for future generations.

Download the information pack about all of our options for supporting the cathedral by becoming a member.

Fundraising Events

We run a series of annual events which are complimented by unique, one-off experiences from abseiling down 83 metres of the cathedral’s west front to concerts from the likes of Jethro Tull.

  • Spring Gift, Food & Flower Show
  • The Wedding Affair
  • The Dean’s Banquet
  • Ripon Cathedral Beer Festival
  • Christmas Food & Gift Fair
st wilfrid guild

St Wilfrid Guild of Benefactors

An opportunity for those who are able to give more. As a Guild member you will enjoy unique opportunities to experience all aspects of cathedral life and help to secure the future of Ripon Cathedral for generations to come.

  • Complimentary tickets to the Dean’s Banquet
  • Unique and exclusive events including an invitation to join the Dean at an annual private reception at Minster House
  • Reserved seats for Nine Lessons and Carols and Britten’s Ceremony of Carols

and more…

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patrons

Become a Patron

Enjoy supporting the life, music and fabric of Ripon Cathedral and you will be playing a vital part in the preservation and development of this wonderful building.

Patron’s Benefits

  • A programme of exclusive events throughout the year.
  • Regular newsletter and events information including priority booking
  • 10% discount in the Cathedral Gift Shop
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music custodians

Music Custodians

Ripon Cathedral has a fine tradition of music which dates back to the 7th Century when Wilfrid brought two singing masters from Canterbury to teach the monks singing and Gregorian chants. The cost of maintaining the musical activities now is £275,000 each year. Music Custodians make regular donations which provide long term sustainable income for the Music Foundation.

  • Tickets to two special concerts at Ripon Cathedral
  • An annual private Custodian evening and a behind the scenes tour of the cathedral
  • Invitation to join the programme of exclusive Patron’s events throughout the year

and more…

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sponsor a chorister

Sponsor a Chorister

  • An invitation to a private reception and musical event with the choir each year
  • Opportunities to hear the choir sing throughout the year
  • Your name in a specially commissioned book each year which records benefactors
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