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Ripon is a cathedral city and municipal borough[?] in North Yorkshire, England, 214 miles NNW from London.
Ripon is said to have been made a royal borough[?] by Alfred the Great, and in 937, Athelstan is stated to have granted to the monastery sanctuary, freedom from toll and taxes, and the privilege of holding a court, although both charters attributed to him are known to be spurious.
From before the Conquest until the incorporation charter of 1604 Ripon was governed by a wakeman[?] and 12 elders, or aldermen[?], but in 1604 the title of wakeman was changed to mayor, and 12 aldermen and 24 common councilmen were appointed.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ri/Ripon.html   (1044 words)

 Bishop of Ripon and Leeds - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Though one ancient Bishop of Ripon is known, the modern diocese dates from 1836.
The Bishop lives in Bishop Mount, a 7-bedroom 19th century house just north of Ripon, which was purchased and extended by the diocese in the 1940s when the original palace was decided to be too large.
Recently a proposal to move the Bishop's residence to Leeds, where the bulk of the diocese's population is to be found, has been being considered by the diocese and the Church Commissioners.The current Bishop is the Rt Rev John Packer, who signs 'John Ripon and Leeds'.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bishop_of_Ripon_and_Leeds   (193 words)

 New Bishop Announced   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Revd John R Packer, is to become the new Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, succeeding Rt.
Bishop Packer hopes to take up his appointment in the summer after fulfilling existing commitments in the Diocese of Liverpool where he is currently a 'suffragan' or assistant bishop.
Bishop John Packer is well respected by the laity of Liverpool diocese as a Godly and caring leader.
members.aol.com /jhgcarter/press244.htm   (865 words)

 Guardian | Dean suspended over 'control freakery'
The Bishop of Ripon announced the unusual move, against the Very Rev John Methuen, formerly one of the 33 church commissioners who control Anglican shares and property assets, at morning service in the 1,300-year-old church.
The bishop, the Right Rev John Packer, said suspension and an independent inquiry, probably leading to a church court action, was the only way to "lance the boil".
Bishop Packer said that the suspension was essential to resolve a dispute which had deteriorated into a mess of accusations and rumour.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5019731-103602,00.html   (696 words)

 Britannia Biographies: St. Wilfred the Elder, Bishop of York
Bishop Colman showed the indomitable pride and tenacity of the Celtic race, and Wilfred the eloquence, vehement and persuasive, which distinguished him.
However, the first Northern bishop, Paulinus, had fixed his episcopal chair not at Lindisfarne, to which the later Scottish mission under Aidan had transferred it, but at York; and it was to this city that Wilfred immediately removed his new see.
Honoured and trusted by all the great men of the realm from the king downwards, loved and followed enthusiastically by the common people, it was the most active period of his life and forms a strange contrast to the years of incessant struggles and wanderings which were soon to fall to his lot.
www.britannia.com /bios/abofy/wilfred.html   (2155 words)

 Ripon : Ripon North Yorkshire England
Ripon is a cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England, 214 miles NNW from London.
Ripon is part of the Skipton and Ripon parliamentary constituency.
The west front of Ripon minsterThe cathedral, which the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica described as "not ranking among those of the first class," is nevertheless celebrated for its fine proportions, and is of great interest from the various styles of architecture which it includes.
www.ripononline.co.uk   (1320 words)

 Ripon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ripon is a small cathedral city in North Yorkshire, 214 miles NNW of London, England.
Ripon was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835, and remained a municipal borough until 1974, when under the Local Government Act 1972 it became part of the Harrogate district.
It became a cathedral, and the seat of the Bishop of Ripon, in 1836, with the creation of the Diocese of Ripon, the first new diocese to be created in England since the Reformation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ripon   (2015 words)

 Guardian | No end in sight to bitter church rift
Staff and worshippers at Ripon in North Yorkshire fear that the row over the Very Reverend John Methuen is developing on similar lines to the struggle between canons that tore Lincoln apart a decade ago.
A dignified move by the dean is believed to be an option raised by the task force, whose undisclosed report has been delivered to the dean and chapter of Ripon and the bishop of Ripon and Leeds, the Right Reverend John Packer, who commissioned it.
Bishop Packer said yesterday that the report had failed to make progress in solving the dispute, partly because evidence given to the inquiry team - including the bishop of Knaresborough and dean of York - was in unattributed verbal interviews, without transcripts that could be challenged by those criticised.
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4462201-103690,00.html   (663 words)

 Ripon and Leeds church news
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds has announced the possibility that he may move from Ripon to Leeds in order to pursue a more effective ministry to the city.
However, Bishop Packer also emphasises that both he and the Bishop of Knaresborough will continue to exercise their Episcopal ministry across the length and breadth of a diocese which covers 1359 square miles from south Leeds to the south-western tip of County Durham.
He has become a member of the national Rural Bishops' Panel and is settling into living in Exelby, outside Bedale, convenient for the A1 and also in the heart of the countryside in the north of the diocese.
members.aol.com /jhgcarter/press548.htm   (1088 words)

 Bishops move to downsize - news from ekklesia
However, Bishop Packer wrote in his diocesan magazine that he felt impelled by the gospel to quit Bishop Mount, his six-bedroom Victorian house in Ripon, so that he could be closer to his flock in Leeds.
The Bishop described his present home, which is valued at £1 million, as "delightful", but admitted that it was too large and costly to heat and had extensive grounds that meant paying and housing a full-time gardener.
Like the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, Bishop Cassidy, who lives in a six-bedroom wing of the manor, is now negotiating with the commissioners and the diocese about his future arrangements.
www.ekklesia.co.uk /content/news_syndication/article_040721bish.shtml   (624 words)

 VirtueOnline - News - LONDON: Bishop banned from pulpit for swearing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
DAVID JENKINS, the former Bishop of Durham who survived a storm in the 1980s when he questioned the literal truth of the resurrection, has been banned from preaching in two of his local churches for swearing in the pulpit.
He barred Jenkins, now the assistant bishop of Ripon and Leeds, from preaching in the three churches in the parish.
Jenkins was later given a partial reprieve after parishioners wrote to John Packer, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, calling for him to be reinstated.
www.virtueonline.org /portal/modules/news/print.php?storyid=4625   (464 words)

 Homosexual bishop sacked
Bishop Rawcliffe, 74, a member of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement, has in the past five years regularly held blessings for homosexual couples against the wishes of his diocesan bishop.
Bishop Rawcliffe's removal reflects a growing concern among the hierarchy that the activities of the homosexual lobby could undermine the authority and teachings of the Church.
Although Bishop Rawcliffe argued that the ceremony was not held in a church, but on "private property" with an invited guest list, his commission was withdrawn.
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 Daily Religious News
The newspaper said Bishop David Jenkins, who stirred up church fury two decades ago when he questioned the literal truth of Jesus' resurrection, was barred for using the words "damn" and "bloody" (considered a curse word in parts of Britain) during a sermon.
According to the Sunday Times report, the swearing popped up as the former bishop railed "against splits in the Anglican Communion over homosexual priests." Jenkins himself had enraged Anglican conservatives last year when he become one of the first clergymen to bless a "civil partnership" between two men, one of them a priest.
But John Parker, bishop of Ripon and Leeds, granted a reprieve after Cotherstone parishioners called for Jenkins to be reinstated.
www.baptiststoday.org /rns/2006/rns083006.htm   (300 words)

 Bishop Lightfoot, by Murray
Bishop Lightfoot's works, I have said, show what he was, and this sketch seems to me to add just those touches of life which give to his writings a personal interest.
But there is in the Bishop a strong cast of eye which enables him, when he speaks, to address himself to nobody in particular; although immediately after speaking, he turns on you a glance that conveys an impression of the most absolute impartiality.
A country road, such as that along which the Bishops of Durham had driven from their castle at Auckland to the Cathedral Church, and by the side of which one house stood some fifty years ago, had become for a considerable part of its course a street, with a network of houses on either side.
anglicanhistory.org /lightfoot/murray.html   (11101 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | North Yorkshire | Bishop unveils relocation plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The bishop's home has been in Ripon since the diocese was formed in 1836.
Bishop Packer said: "I remain convinced that the ministry of the diocesan bishop and my own ministry would be enhanced by a move to Leeds.
Bishop Packer also says that his present home, Bishop Mount at Hutton Bank on the outskirts of Ripon, is considered too large for his needs.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/north_yorkshire/3622618.stm   (272 words)

 ICT Services Communications Team   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
"Cropwell Bishop is situated upon a gentle declivity on the east side of the Grantham Canal, one mile south of Cropwell Butler, and 4 miles south-east of Bingham.
It was anciently called Crophill Bishop, from the round hill on the north side of the village, and from its being included in Doomsday Book, amongst the manors of the Archbishop of York, though it was afterwards given to Southwell Church and Lenton priory.
The Bishop of Ripon is patron, and the Rev. George Gould is the incumbent, and has about 80 acres of glebe.
members.tripod.com /~Steve33/CB/CropwellBishop.htm   (566 words)

 The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds website
Bishop John Packer has removed the inhibition on the Dean and welcomed his return to ministry in the Church of England.
My wife and I have many friends in Ripon where there has been much creative work over the past ten years and where we received a great deal of support during difficult times.
The Bishop said: “I am grateful to John Methuen for the lively and vigorous ministry he has pursued at the cathedral over the last ten years.
www.riponleeds.anglican.org /newsitem.php?newsitem=91   (345 words)

 Anglican leader defies critics in gay cleric row - smh.com.au
The leader of the world's 70 million Anglicans has stood behind the appointment of an openly gay bishop in a dispute that threatens to split the church.
The Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, John Packer, said: "I am grateful for the archbishop's statement, which should encourage all others to focus upon the real priorities of mission in the world and in our own dioceses."
The Bishop of Oxford, Richard Harries, meanwhile, has said he wants a more "gay and lesbian friendly" church and the appointment of the gay priest was now a matter of "integrity".
www.smh.com.au /articles/2003/06/24/1056449248498.html   (556 words)

 wfn.org | ACNS3716 Hundreds expected on Boxing Day pilgrimage as Bishop
This year the walk will again be led by Bishop Packer, who hopes that many people will be encouraged to join in.
The one and a half hour walk concludes with a short service of carols in the ruins of Fountains Abbey, during which Bishop Packer will restate the continuing commitment of the church to rural concerns during 2004.
The appointment of James Bell as Bishop of Knaresborough, to live in the countryside at Exelby and have its spiritual needs on his heart, demonstrates the commitment of the church and diocese to rural concerns.
www.wfn.org /2003/12/msg00179.html   (427 words)

 The Diocese of Ripon and Leeds website
Gifts from individuals and churches have been arriving steadily at Bishop Mount, the home of the Rt Revd John Packer since he announced the appeal shortly after the disaster.
Bishop John Packer said he was deeply grateful for all who had given to the fund.
Any gifts from parishes and individuals can be sent directly to the Bishop's Fund for Sri Lanka, Bishop Mount, Hutton Bank, Ripon HG4 5DP' with cheques made out to 'Bishop of Ripon and Leeds D Account'.
www.riponleeds.anglican.org /newsitem.php?newsitem=81   (552 words)

 BBC NEWS | UK | England | North Yorkshire | Hundreds attend bishop's funeral
The funeral service was led by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds John Packer and was attended by Anglican bishops and clergy from across the UK.
Among the congregation was the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, the High Sheriff, and the mayors of Leeds, Harrogate, Ripon, Boroughbridge and Knaresborough.
The Bishop, who lived in Roundhay, Leeds, was due to retire at the end of May.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/3008535.stm   (216 words)

 Leighton-Linslade Past Times - Local People
In 1956 he once again resigned his post, this time to concentrate on his Franciscan writings (he was to become a leading international expert on this subject).
In 1959 he became bishop of Ripon a post which he was to occupy for 16 years.
Through his fluency of Italian and knowledge of church history he became a frequent visitor to the Vatican and in 1967 he became the Anglican chairman of the preparatory commission which led to the formation of the Anglican - Roman Catholic International Commission.
www.leighton-linslade.com /people/lb_moorman1.html   (343 words)

 Peggy Murray: Letters - Letters from The Fellowship of Life: a Christian-based vegetarian group founded in 1973   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
From The Bishop of Oxford - 3 Oct 1990
From The Bishop of Gloucester - 5 Oct 1990
From The Bishop of Bristol - 14 Mar 1991
www.all-creatures.org /fol/let-pm.html   (116 words)

 Wilfrid, Saint - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Moved by Wilfrid's eloquence, King Oswy at the Synod of Whitby (663; see Whitby, Synod of) rejected Celtic usages, including the reckoning of Easter, and established instead the Roman custom.
That year Wilfrid was consecrated bishop of Ripon; in 669 his diocese was extended to include all of Northumbria with its see of York.
It was compromised with the aid of the pope, and Wilfrid ended as bishop of Ripon and Hexham.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-wilfrid.html   (371 words)

 May 2006 - What's On - Ripon Internet
There will be a fundraising walk for Amanda Saul of Zimbabwe from the Obelisk in Ripon, North Yorkshire to the Cenotaph in Harrogate, some 14 miles one way, on the 20th May 2006 starting at 10am.
Ripon Arts Spring Festival to be held in Ripon Town Hall.
Admission is free John Coulton on trumpet and David Dunnett on the organ.
www.ripon-internet.com /WhatsOn/2006/05.html   (707 words)

 Reasons for not Joining a Party in the Church, by F. D. Maurice (1841)
And the belief that freedom from this particular anti-Church doctrine, if it may not be rather called the great anti-Church doctrine, is possible, was strengthened by the words of various persons whom we revere, though we may not, in defiance of their own commands, accept them as oracles.
In his Letter to the Bishop of Oxford, Dr. Pusey repudiated the notion of belonging to a party, with the earnestness which belongs to his character and to every thing that he utters.
And, though such an excuse ought hardly to be pleaded, respecting a letter to a bishop; yet as that form may be taken for a discourse which others are meant to hear, there was less difficulty in admitting this explanation.
anglicanhistory.org /maurice/reasons1841.html   (3005 words)

 Archive at St James Birstwith
Representatives of the cities, counties, districts and towns within the diocese were present to greet and to welcome the new bishop.
Last week George was licensed by the Bishop of Ripon and Leeds as the 'House for Duty' priest, and his wife Judith was licensed as parish deacon.
The Bishop was assisted by the Revds Garry Hincliffe and George and Judy Mackey.
www.harrogate.co.uk /stjames/archive.htm   (1884 words)

 City of Ripon
Founded in 1987 the Historical Society is actively concerned with all aspects of the history of Ripon and the surrounding area from Masham to South Stainley and from Skelton to Nidderdale (roughly the area covered by the ancient Ripon Liberty and the Peculier of Masham).
The Historical Society normally meets at 7.30pm on the 2nd Wednesday monthly except July and August in the Ripon Library, The Arcade, Off Ripon Market Place HG4 1AG to hear talks on a wide range of subjects.
When appropriate it organises joint meetings with the Ripon Civic Society and occasional outings.
www.lovemytown.co.uk /CityProfiles/Ripon/index.htm   (692 words)

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