Cathedral leads the way for Jubilee

Ripon Cathedral has been chosen to host a service for the whole of North Yorkshire to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The service, which takes place on Sunday, June 3 at 3.30pm will mark the Jubilee itself and comes after a number of other celebrations.

Starting on Sunday, February 5, the Cathedral Choir will sing a special setting of Choral Evensong at 5.30pm, with additional responses to mark the Anniversary of the Queen’s Accession to the throne.

The Address will be given by the Very Revd Keith Jukes, Dean of Ripon and the service will be attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Ripon and members of the City Council.

The service is open to anyone who would like to attend.

The cathedral bells will be rung on Monday, February 6 for half an hour from 8am.

During the service on Sunday, June 3, there will be fanfares and special anthems in honour of all the devoted service that the Queen has given to our country. It will be attended by members of the North Yorkshire Lord Lieutenancy as well as civic leaders from across the region as well as the Bishops of Ripon & Leeds and Knaresborough. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

“HM the Queen is not only the Head of State but also the Head of the Church of England. It is our great privilege to mark all her years of dedicated service and to give thanks for all that she has contributed to so many people throughout her lifetime,” said the Dean.