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“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
- Gospel of John, chapter 3, verses 16-17
The above verses from the Bible remind us that God is a God of love, who sends love to the world through his Son, Jesus Christ. This sending of love, sending of Jesus, and sending of the church are what Christians know as the mission of God (the word mission means “to send”).
Wakefield Cathedral seeks to play its part in the mission of God today so that people in Wakefield and beyond can know something of the love of God and the good news about Jesus Christ.
Read on to discover more about the cathedral’s mission, including:
The Five Marks of Mission help us to develop our mission in a broad and inclusive way:
To proclaim the Good News of the God’s Kingdom
To teach, baptise and nurture new believers
To respond to human need by loving service
To transform unjust structures of society, to challenge violence of every kind and pursue peace and reconciliation
To strive to safeguard the integrity of creation, and sustain and renew the life of the earth
The Mothers' Union Flag for the Diocese of Leeds
Mother’s Union is a worldwide Christian charity with over 4 million members in 83 countries, bringing support for family life to the heart of communities through praying, campaigning and enabling.
Wakefield Cathedral’s Mothers’ Union group are a fantastic organisation, reaching out to families in need at the heart of our ministry in the diocese and across the world.
The vision statement for the Mothers’ Union in this diocese states:
‘Through the love of God and in partnership with the church Mothers’ Union in the Diocese of Leeds seeks to reach out creatively and actively to support stable family relationships and promote a more just society.”
Mrs Eileen Warburton
Rhythm of Life
Inspired by the work of religious communities and a Bible verse from the Gospel of Matthew, the Rhythm of Life initiative offers an opportunity for Christians to re-align and keep Christ at the centre of our daily lives, through practical commitments, opportunities for mutual support and recommended resources.Click here to find out more
Follow Me 7
Follow Me is a series of inspirational teaching sessions held at Wakefield Cathedral and organised by the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, which were launched in 2014 as an opportunity for people to learn more about discipleship.
The 2021/22 calendar sees us enter the seventh series of these sessions taking place.Click here to find out more
“As Christians, we believe Jesus should be at the heart of our rhythms of life, whatever our circumstances. This will have a far-reaching impact on our own wellbeing and the good of others – on our loving, living and learning.
I would like to invite everyone to join the diocesan ‘Rhythm of Life’ venture.”
The Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds
Email email@example.com or call 01924 373923 if you’d like to know more about how we are developing the mission of the cathedral or would like more information on how to get involved.
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