Community Engagement

The visit of Gaia to Wakefield Cathedral is a part of a larger Wakefield Council led project named the "Festival of the Earth", seeking to increase awareness and action on environmental issues across the district.

To support this festival and the arrival of Gaia, Wakefield Cathedral will also be participating in a number of community engagement projects throughout the coming months which we would welcome you to be a part of with us. Two of these projects include:

Gaia Rocks

To help with the promotion of Gaia's arrival to Wakefield and to help raise awareness of various climate change issues, we have launched our Gaia Rocks campaign.

Working with local schools, we have painted 100 rocks and hidden them across the local district. These rocks have been painted with an image of planet earth on them, accompanied by the wording #Gaia.

Keep your eyes peeled across the district over the next few weeks and see if you can spot them! We'd love to hear from you if you find one, send us a picture to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages or email

If you want to get creative too then feel free to create some of your own rocks and hide them around your local area too.

Local Litterpick
(Date & Time TBC)

As we think about the positive changes we can all make in our daily lives to lessen our impact on the environment, why not join us for a local litterpick around the city centre of Wakefield. No booking is required to get involved with the pick but if you would like to join us, we would appreciate you letting us know beforehand so we can be sure to get enough bin bags and hi-vis vests sorted. Simply give us a ring on 01924 373923 or email

Can't make it on the day? Why not organise a litterpick around your local park or get your team at work to join you with a litterpick across your local streets.

Eat Up Stand Up... for the Planet
Friday 27 August, 19:00

Join us for a meal and discussion around how we can all make a difference to the local region and improve our relationship with the environment.

Click here to find out more and how to secure your place to this free-to-attend event today.

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