A ledger stone, honouring the cathedral’s founding father St Wilfrid, will be dedicated by Archbishop Stephen at the end of a service that will have celebrated the incredible life and mission of St Wilfrid of Ripon.
Throughout this year, in marking the 1350th anniversary of the dedication of Ripon’s crypt by St Wilfrid, the cathedral community has been telling the story of this remarkable missionary bishop with art installations, son et lumieres, lectures and worship.
Wilfrid, a man of great vision, motivation, courage and faith, not only built up the church and brought countless people to faith but also helped the church on the fringes of Europe become more up to date and better connected. This became symbolized in the way he brought Roman influence to bear on the building of a stunning church in Ripon.
Come along tomorrow at 7pm for ‘Wilfrid, Willibrord and the Expansion of Christian Europe’, by Prof James Palmer, Professor of Mediaeval History @StAndrewsUniv The lecture on St Wilfrid is free – you can talk to Prof Palmer afterwards over a glass of wine @RiponDean @moreRipon pic.twitter.com/PZLvTdgNQR
— Ripon Cathedral (@riponcathedral) October 5, 2022