Wakefield Cathedral




Please note changes to our weekday pattern in Advent and over Christmas 
Fourth Sunday of Advent

8am Holy Communion Book of Common Prayer President: Canon Andrea Hofbauer

9.15am The Eucharist with Junior Church Common Worship sung by GirlsHymns: CHE 659, SP 14 (St Thomas), CHE 375, 762 (verses 6-10), 711 Anthem: Ave Maria Simon Lindley Voluntary: Fantasy on Helmsley Kenneth Leighton President & Preacher: Revd June Lawson

11am The Eucharist Common Worship (Traditional language) sung by Boys and MenHymns: NEH 19 (verses 1-4, 6, 8), 188 (Daily, daily omit * verses), 15 Setting: Francis Jackson in G Gradual: Ave Maris Stella Edvard Grieg
Communion Anthem: Een so Lord Jesus Paul Manz Voluntary: Nun komm der heiden Heiland Nicolaus Bruhns
President: Canon John Lawson Preacher: Revd June Lawson

3.30pm Service of Lessons and Carols sung by Boys, Girls and Men
If you couldn't get a ticket for Carols by Candlelight please join us for this Service of Lessons and Carols. Plenty of Room - All Welcome Mince Pies and Coffee afterwards.

4.30pm Chantry Chapel Prayers Lay led

8.15am Morning Liturgy
10am - Noon Messy Cathedral 
12.30pm Holy Eucharist 
4.30pm Evening Prayer
8.15am Morning Liturgy
10am Funeral Service
1pm Lunchtime Concert City Carols All Welcome
4.30pm Evening Prayer
Wednesday Christmas Eve 
8.15am Morning Liturgy
10.30am Holy Communion BCP
4pm Christingle Service
11pm Midnight Mass sung by Boys and Men Special Order of Service

Setting: Little Organ Mass Joseph HaydnVoluntary: Dieu Parmi Nous Olivier Messiaen 

President: The Bishop of Pontefract Preacher: The Dean

Christmas Day
8am Holy Communion Book of Common PrayerPresident: Revd June Lawson
9.15am The Eucharist Common Worship sung by Girls Special order of service President: Canon Andrea Hofbauer Preacher: Canon John Lawson

11amThe Eucharist Common Worship (Traditional language) sung by Boys and Men Special order of service
Setting: Missa Brevis Bryan Kelly Solemn Te Deum: John Rutter in CVoluntary: Toccata (Symphony V) Charles-Marie Widor President: The Dean Preacher: Canon Tony Macpherson

Cathedral Closes at 12.30pm

Friday St Stephen 
10.30am  Holy Eucharist
Cathedral open for Service only

Saturday St John 
10.30am  Holy Eucharist
Cathedral open 8am - 12.30pm

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The Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
Wakefield Rent Deposit Scheme
Virgin Money Giving
The Association of English Cathedrals Wakefield Diocesan Safeguarding Policy

Wakefield Cathedral is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all. This commitment is shared by our staff and volunteers.

For any concerns please contact the Sub Dean michael.rawson@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk 01924 373923 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser jenny.price@wakefield.anglican.org 078007 40001

Renewing the Cathedral

Project 2015 - Rediscovering our Heritage

HLF Grant gets us on the move for 2015

A grant of £1.8m for Wakefield Cathedral will pay for the repair of the medieval quire and Edwardian East End. Lighting, underfloor heating and display cases will be installed to enable visitors to view cathedral artefacts. Drama and storytelling events will also encourage more people to visit the cathedral.http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/general-news/hidden-historic-gems-of-yorkshire-are-revealed-1-6870479

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If you couldn't get a ticket for Carols by Candlelight please join us for our Service of Lessons and Carols at 3.30pm on Sunday. Plenty of Room - All Welcome 

Assistant Director of Music (19 hrs pw)

 Wakefield Cathedral wishes to appoint an Assistant Director of Music, following the appointment of Simon Earl as Director of Music of Christchurch Priory. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified organist to become involved in a successful and high-achieving department.

 Further details and an application form are available here

First Diocesan Rock Mass at Wakefield Cathedral on 7th February 7pm
Details Here

Stewardship Sunday
Films from Stewardship Sunday 
Introductory Film Here
Service and Sermon Here
Good News Film Here

Cathedral Tours
Our Wednesday tours will not take place during advent and Christmas. They will resume in the new Year

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