Lest We Forget - Photo Memorial
19 October 2018
Lest We Forget, the Dean and Chapter want the project to be a stark reminder of all those who lost their lives during the First World War. The slide show will form part of the Cathedral’s special events and worship during this season of Remembrance and will remain on display on the cathedral screens for all to see from Armistice Day until the end of November.
Hundreds gather for our new Dean
2 October 2018
Hundreds of people gathered in Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday for the installation of the new Dean, the Revd Canon Simon Cowling, and heard him pledge himself to the common good he knew could be found in the cathedral, city, district, diocese and beyond, and urged others to expect the unexpected and be open and changed by it.Read More
NEW DEAN FOR WAKEFIELD CATHEDRAL
26 September 2018
The Revd Canon Simon Cowling will be installed as the third Dean of Wakefield supported by a congregation representing the city, the church and the region - including the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Leeds, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, friends from his former parishes - and his very first Sunday School teacher.Read More
Come on In - We are Open
8 September 2018
Our boy and girl choristers are all back from their summer break and have been rehearsing hard for our first full choral Sunday – and the return of a full round of choral services.
Our free Tuesday lunchtime concerts started up again this week too – with our own Director of Music, Tom Moore taking first spot on the organ. A full programme is back in place every Tuesday from 1.00pm for shoppers, members of the congregation, visitors or passers by to drop in – bring their sandwiches – and take a break out of their busy lives.Read More
Iranian Christians Confirmed
23 August 2018
Iranian refugees who had sought asylum in Wakefield and were baptised in Wakefield Cathedral were confirmed in Gateshead on Tuesday 21 August.
It was another step on their Christian journey that first started when they found their way to Wakefield Cathedral - and the sub Dean of Wakefield, Canon Tony Macpherson was there to witness it.Read More
WW1 Fund helped preserve and protect Wakefield Cathedral
17 July 2018
The £40 million First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund, launched by the Government in 2014, invited applications from Catholic and Church of England cathedrals to address urgent repair works. The fund prioritised making buildings weatherproof, safe and open to the public as well as ensuring they would be in a safe condition to host acts of remembrance for the centenary of the First World War armistice in 2018.Read More
Medieval Gem Restored
26 June 2018
Scaffolding has finally come down from around the Chantry Chapel of St Mary’s on Wakefield Bridge and work on essential repairs and refurbishment is expected to be completed early next month.
The chapel is one of just three bridge chapels in the country – only two of which are still in use for worship - and while the Cathedral is responsible for services, all maintenance and restoration of the building is down to the Friends of Wakefield Chantry Chapel which was formed in 1990.Read More
Volunteer of the Year!
7 June 2018
Serving with the WAAF at the RAF Hospital in Northallerton during the Second World War, you’d think nothing much would surprise ninety-six-year-old Joyce Graham.
But she got a big shock on Sunday when she was called to the front of the service in Wakefield Cathedral, presented with a box of flowers and a certificate declaring her Volunteer of the Year.Read More
New Dean for Wakefield Cathedral
18 May 2018
The new Dean of Wakefield in the Anglican Diocese of Leeds will be the Revd Canon Simon Cowling
"One of my key responsibilities as Dean will be to ensure that the Cathedral’s ministry is as available beyond its doors as it is within them"