And behind the scenes, there are so many dedicated volunteers who work so hard to make things happen at the Cathedral - here is a round-up of 10 quirky facts about Ripon Cathedral that you probably didn't know.
1. The current Cathedral Curfew bell has been striking since approximately 1939, at 30 'dongs' per night
2. The Cathedral choir sing just more than 2,000 Amens a year.
3. In the course of a year members of the verger team and volunteers light an estimated 15,000 candles
4. The Cathedral's verger team set up (and take down) an estimated 12,000 extra chairs a year for concerts and major services.