St Wifrid, Ripon Jean MCCreanor

St Wilfrid

Today St Wilfrid’s is recognised as one of the finest Catholic parish churches in England with its sanctuary which was remodelled following the Second Vatican Council although the ornate reredos designed by Edward Pugin remains unaltered.

Ripon, Yorkshire

Opening times

Please contact the church for opening details.

Address

Coltsgate Hill
Ripon
Yorkshire
HG4 2AB

A Mass centre was first established in Ripon in 1850 and the present Grade II* church which was designed by J A Hansom was opened in 1862 and consecrated in 1912. 

In 1909 fittings from the private chapel at nearby Studley Royal were transferred to St Wilfrid’s following the death of the Marquess of Ripon, who had previously created the Lady Chapel within the church. These include ten stained-glass windows installed along the north and south aisles and dating from 1878. The Marquess was also the first Mayor of Ripon since the Reformation. The sanctuary was remodelled following the Second Vatican Council although the ornate reredos designed by Edward Pugin remains unaltered. Today St Wilfrid’s is recognised as one of the finest Catholic parish churches in England.

  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Car park at church

  • Roman Catholic Church

  • Preventative Maintenance Grant, £1,000, 2018

  • Gutter clearance

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