Wakefield Cathedral is here for everyone, and our doors are open every day of the year. Our vision is to be a place that is safe and welcoming, life-giving, and inspiring – the beating spiritual heart of this wonderful city.
I hope you will enjoy exploring this website, and that it will encourage you to visit us in person. You will discover here a joyful, generous and inclusive group of staff, volunteers and clergy who are determined to support communities across the city and region, and who invite all to walk alongside us and to share in God’s love. I look forward to meeting you soon!
With prayers and good wishes,
The Very Revd Simon Cowling
Dean of Wakefield
The Very Reverend Simon Cowling
Dean of Wakefield
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Following a recent meeting of Cathedral Chapter, it was unanimously agreed that Cathedral Kitchen – the café offering of Wakefield Cathedral – will close, ceasing trading with effect from Friday 26 August 2022…
Earlier this week I celebrated my birthday. It wasn’t an especially significant one, but the completion of another year of my life inevitably gave rise to some personal reflection on the passage of time.
Did you know that it costs £2357 a day to run Wakefield Cathedral? We are still endeavouring to recover our finances from the impact of the pandemic…
I was thinking recently back to my curacy days. I used to visit an old couple and take the wife Holy Communion on a weekly basis. The visit itself was nothing out of the ordinary – the couple would know what day and time I was to be expected, I was always greeted at the home with a cup of tea and a biscuit…
The next time you visit or worship in Wakefield Cathedral I invite you to look for, and so to encounter a perspective or feature of the building you have not seen before…
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