Ripon Cathedral


Blessed Sacrament windowMinster Road
North Yorkshire, HG4 1QS

Travel information

Ripon is on the B6265, just a short distance from the A1(M) and almost equidistant between the West and East coasts of England. Transport links are good and the City is easily accessible from Leeds, York, Northallerton and Harrogate.


Parking in the immediate vicinity of the Cathedral can be found in local public car parks, and disabled visitors are welcome to drop off on the concourse at the West end.

There is good parking in the nearby Sainsbury’s car park which can be accessed from Moss Arcade or St. Marygate. There is a bus/coach park at the bus station next to the car park.

There is a limited amount of parking in Ripon Market Square.

Visitor Hours

The Cathedral opens every day half an hour before the first service, and closes after evensong (usually around 6.15pm.)


There is no charge for entry.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

There are Cathedral Guides available most of the day who will be please to give guided tours and information. If you wish to make arrangements in advance please contact the Cathedral Guides through the Cathedral Office.


Please contact the Cathedral Office if you wish to make advance arrangements for Group Visits to the Cathedral.

School Visits

We warmly invite schools to use the Cathedral as an educational resource for National Curriculum subjects and Religious Education. ‘Hands on’ experiences are available for both pupils and teachers.

Please note that a donation of �3.00 per person is requested for a conducted visit, payable in advance or upon arrival.

School Visits Packs are also available, price �2.00 including postage.

For further information or to book a visit contact Dorothy Taylor through the Cathedral Office.



The normal service schedule is shown below. For specific services, music lists etc. please refer to the website.

8.00 Eucharist (said, Traditional Language)
9.30 Mattins
10.30 Sung Eucharist (First Sunday of the Month: Parish Eucharist)(Modern Language)
12.30 Eucharist (said, BCP)
3.30 Choral Evensong

8.30 Mattins
9.00 The Eucharist
6.00 Evening Prayer

8.30 Mattins
9.00 The Eucharist
6.00 Choral Evensong

8.30 Mattins
9.00 The Eucharist
12.00 The Eucharist
6.00 Choral Evensong

8.30 Mattins
9.00 The Eucharist
6.00 Choral Evensong

8.30 Mattins and Litany
9.00 The Eucharist
12.00 The Eucharist
6.00 Choral Evensong

8.30 Mattins
9.00 The Eucharist
5.30 Choral Evensong


Worship page


Events page


    Situated near the West door of the Cathedral, our shop sells a range of delightful items to remind you of your visit.

    Seasonal items such as Christmas cards, recordings of the music of the Cathedral Choirs, and informative items including guide books and our new virtual tour CD, as well as inspirational books, specialist foods, cosmetics and jewellery, make the shop a veritable treasure trove.

    And if you’re a member of Ripon Cathedral Friends, you’re entitled to 10% discount on anything you buy in the shop.


    Summer (April-September)

    Mon-Sat 10am - 5pm
    Sun 11.30am - 5pm
    Winter (October - March)

    Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
    Sun 12 11.30am-4pm

Facilities for disabled

    Most of the Cathedral is accessible to wheelchairs, except for the Library and Crypt. Wheelchair access is via the main entrance at the West End.
    There is a virtual touch screen tour that will take visitors though the crypt if they can’t or don’t wish to go down there.

Further information


Ripon Cathedral Office

Telephone number

01765 603462

Email address

Facsimile number

01765 690398

Website address

Ripon Cathedral