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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The other day the BBC News website posted photographs of a delightfully fiery sunrise over Bristol and the West Country. Those who had been on their way to work that morning had been treated to wonderfully glowing skies which coloured even the grimmest of inner cities glorious shades of pink and gold.
Having returned home from working in Dubai at the latest COP, Hot Poets have been working on a new project: ‘We Feed the UK’, in collaboration with the Gaia Foundation, ‘photographers, and poets and some of the UK’s custodians of soil, sea and seed in order to showcase positive solutions to climate change, the biodiversity crisis and social justice.’
This has been officially the first week of lent, Ash Wednesday marked the beginning of lent in which we held a service in the hospital chapel.
The UK produces the highest amount of food waste in Europe.
Over 1/3 of all food produced globally goes to waste.
Last week we held the inaugural meeting of the Cathedral Partners Forum. Some fifteen or sixteen people representing commercial, civic, educational, third and cultural sectors across our city and district enjoyed a tour of the cathedral conducted by our architect.
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