Wakefield Cathedral: Earth Day
22 April 2021
Revd Tim Carroll
Wakefield Cathedral Curate and Environment Champion
I recently watched a video about the first astronauts’ journeys into space. They said they were so excited about seeing what was beyond the clouds, but when they had blasted off and arrived in space it was actually the view they had of the Earth that blew them away.Read More
Weekly Reflection - What is a Missioner?
16 April 2021
Many people have asked me this question over recent weeks. Every time I am asked, I try to explain that I have been tasked with reaching out beyond the cathedral congregations to the wider community as well as trying to support and nurture those who worship here.Read More
Remembering HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
9 April 2021
We join with our nation in mourning.
HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 10 June 1921 - 09 April 2021Read More
Weekly Reflection: To Easter & Beyond
1 April 2021
The Very Revd Simon Cowling
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise
With him mayst rise:
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more just.
Ea's Hot Cross Buns Recipe
31 March 2021
Hot Cross Buns have been synonymous with Easter for centuries, with Christians across the country (and even around the world) traditionally consuming the baked goods on Good Friday.
Our Catering Manager Ea Nielsen has provided us with her excellent Hot Cross Buns recipe for you to try out at home!Read More
Weekly Reflection: Come and enter into the Story
26 March 2021
Revd Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders
It’s easy at the moment to talk about getting back to ‘normal’ as we emerge from this pandemic. That’s because it is really hard to imagine a future all that different from our past. The past however is really ‘the story we’ve told ourselves about the past’. Which is why two people can be at the same meeting or event and yet interpret it quite differently...Read More
Q&A with Wakefield Cathedral's new Canon Missioner
22 March 2021
We are delighted to welcome Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore as the new Canon Missioner here at Wakefield Cathedral, joining us at an exciting time as we progress along the road map out of lockdown and begin to open our doors once again to the diocesan community.
We sat down with Peter to discuss his new role, what brought him to Wakefield and what his aims and ambitions are for the cathedral…Read More
Weekly Reflection: Lord of the Years
19 March 2021
Very Revd Simon Cowling
A few weeks ago I listened to a discussion about the Devonian Extinction. This was a catastrophic event that took place around 370 million years ago (give or take ten million years) and that heralded the end of the so called ‘Age of Fishes’ – a time when almost all life on our planet lived in the primeval oceans.Read More
“The ultimate honour” for Mothers' Union Branch Leader
14 March 2021
Eileen Warburton has been an active member of the Mothers' Union for over 40 years, but 2021 will certainly go down as being one of the most special of all.
That is because Eileen, who is the current Branch Leader of the Wakefield Cathedral Mothers' Union, has been selected amongst many nominations to be one of the lucky 188 individuals to receive the Royal Maundy.Read More
Weekly Reflection - 12th March 2021
12 March 2021
Remade with Love
The Revd Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders
This weekend we face a second Mothering Sunday under lockdown restrictions and for many that will mean a breaking of family traditions, not being able to visit their mothers or extended families.Read More