Cathedral consults on future direction

The Dean of Ripon, the Very Rev John Dobson.

The Dean of Ripon, the Very Rev John Dobson.

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The Dean of Ripon is inviting the communities of Ripon and the wider region to a consultation day on the future direction of Ripon Cathedral’s ministry on Saturday, October 25, from 10am to 4pm.

The Very Rev John Dobson said: “I am inviting people both within the Church and from the wider community to share their views about the life of the cathedral and the ways in which it can serve the people of this region more effectively.

“I am genuinely keen to hear people’s comments on those things that the cathedral does already but also I would like to hear views about ways in which the cathedral could develop 
and perhaps do some things that it is not yet doing.”

The consultation day takes place in the cathedral and will be followed by a number of focussed consultations over the following months.

The Dean said: “It is clear that the cathedral fulfils its calling best when it is serving the needs of people in the communities across the region.

“I look forward to seeing as many people as possible dropping into the cathedral on Saturday to spend 15-20 minutes sharing their views and I will be happy to chat with any who have the time to stop for a coffee or cup of tea.”