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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I have no skin in the game of American politics, so I have been able to look on with a degree of dispassion at the extraordinary divergence of views about what really happened on 06 January 2021 in the Capitol building in Washington DC.
Nicky’s son Christopher joined Wakefield Cathedral Choir in January 2022 and as she explains, despite often facing struggles with change and in social situations due to autism, Christopher has taken the role of Chorister in his stride.
For the next two weekends Wakefield Cathedral hosts ordination services. The services live out the vision of the Diocese of Leeds. The ordination services are part of developing confident Christians who are growing churches and transforming communities.
We have a new Eco group at the cathedral! Kiran, Sue, Mark and I have been meeting over the last couple of months to get our heads around the challenge of lowering our carbon footprint at the cathedral and how we can fulfil the mission of being active in loving creation.
Wakefield Cathedral has been proud to partner with Camphill, Wakefield’s specialist college for SEND students, for a number of years, and earlier this week we were pleased to grow our partnership once again thanks to a little bit of gardening work.
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