Clapper Remedial Work

All 13 clappers are to be sent to Taylor’s for remedial work during the first 2 weeks of March, therefore the bells will be unavailable for a short spell. The following practice nights and Sunday service ringing  are either cancelled or will be held elsewhere

Wednesday 7th March: Practice Night
This will be a 2 tower practice night
19:00 – 19:30 :  Winkesley
19:45 – 21:00:  Kirkby Malzeard

Sunday 11th March
No service ringing

The clappers should be reinstated for practice night on Wednesday 14th March but ask any visitors to check in advance before making the journey to Ripon.

Update: The clappers are now reinstated and bell ringing arrangements have returned to normal



Practice Night Access

Access  for practice night is via the north transept door which is normally open until 19:45. If you arrive late and the north transept door is locked, use the ringing room doorbell to let us know you have arrived. Please use the following instructions for finding/using the bell

The doorbell is located behind the letter box in the door towards the west end of the north aisle


Put your hand through the letter box and reach around to the right. Locate the bell and push the button. Please use between touches and only on practice nights. The bell can be heard in the cathedral!

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Make your way to the north transept door and someone will come down and let you in. The ringing room mobile phone number is also displayed by the north transept door and is available as a backup



Christmas/New Year Ringing Times

Ringing Times for the Christmas and  New Year are as below. if you are a bell ringer visiting Ripon  for the festive period you are very welcome to join us. Please get in touch via the  Contact Us page.

Wednesday 20th
19:30 – 21:00:  Practice

Friday 22nd
14:00 :  Wedding  – Ringing before and after the service

Saturday 23rd
16:30 – 17:30:  First 9 Lessons and Carols

Sunday 24th – Christmas Eve
09:30 – 10:30: Eucharist
16:30 – 17:30:  Second 9 Lessons and Carols
22:45 – 23:30:  Midnight Mass

Sunday 25th – Christmas Day
09:30 – 10:30: Festal  Eucharist

Wednesday 27th
19:30 – 21:00:  No Practice

Sunday 31st
09:30 – 10:30: Eucharist
23:45 – 00:15:  Ring in New Year following the Watch Night Service

Wednesday 3rd
19:30 – 21:00:  Practice resumes


18/11/17: Royal Wedding Anniversary Peal Attempt

The 20th November 2017 is the 70th (Platinum) wedding anniversary of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.  On the morning of Saturday 18th November, the Cathedral bells will ring out across the City to celebrate this significant milestone.  Members of the Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers, including some of our own ringers, will attempt to ring a full peal which, if successful, will take about three and half hour of non-stop ringing.  We hope also to have a video link in the church so that visitors to the Cathedral can see the bells in motion.