Wanted - Angels
5 December 2018
Angels, shepherds and kings are wanted in Wakefield Cathedral to help bring the nativity story alive this Christmas Eve.
Wakefield Cathedral is preparing for Christmas with plenty of opportunities for people of the city and beyond, and for those of faith and no faith, to come together to prepare for and celebrate the birth of Christ this Advent.Read More
Wakefield Pie 130
4 December 2018
Pie hopes for the future as Wakefield celebrates city status anniversary - thanks to Wakefield CathedralRead More
Advent and Christmas 2018
28 November 2018
Please Join us we we prepare for and celebrate the birth of ChristRead More
Cathedral Vergers Christmas Card
22 November 2018
Wakefield Cathedral’s has just unveiled this year’s winning Christmas card – and the surprised victor is one of its own vergers.
Rich Wainwright, 28, is more comfortable behind a film camera, and regularly films the cathedral’s services for the cathedral’s own You Tube channel, so it was a shock to discover his photograph - taken in the midst of last March’s winter weather – had been chosen as this year’s Cathedral Christmas card.Read More
Cathedral lit for Remembrance and Hope this November
4 November 2018
A tremendous thank you to all who contributed to, and attended our Remembrance Events
Wakefield Cathedral turns red for Remembrance and white for hope this Armistice Day.
A single poppy will be projected onto the tower of Wakefield Cathedral in the run up to Remembrance Sunday when it will be flooded red with light to mark the end of the Centenary of the First World War.
The Cathedral has been the spiritual heart of our city for over a thousand years and belongs to us all. As we mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1918 Armistice, it is our privilege to invite all people of goodwill to share in the programme of events at the Cathedral this Remembrance-tide. I hope that what we are offering will enable people of all faiths and no faith to feel a sense of community solidarity and to express a collective desire for peace and reconciliation between the nations.”
Letter from the Dean to Yorkshire Post
4 November 2018
Your report about numbers attending cathedral worship (Record numbers attend England’s cathedrals at Christmas, 24 October) is welcome news for those of us who have the privilege of being involved in cathedral ministryRead More
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
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