Rhubarb Festival 2019
21 February 2019
Wakefield Cathedral is getting ready to play its part in the city’s rhubarb festival this weekend – with a rhubarb inspired menu, a rhubarb trail, rhubarb arts and crafts – and our own Archdeacon celebrating all things rhubarb at our Sunday morning services.
Wakefield's Festival of Food Drink and Rhubarb - 22, 24 and 24th Feb
Pick up a copy of the Wakefield Cathedral Rhubarb Trail from welcomers inside the Cathedral Open 10-5 Friday and Saturday.
Rhubarb! Rhubarb! Family Arts and Crafts is open to families from 11.00 –15.00 on the festival Saturday.
Cathedral Kitchen open 10.00 -15.00 each day with its rhubarb inspired menuRead More
Wakefield - The People's Cathedral
15 February 2019
I want Wakefield Cathedral to be a place where people can reflect on these issues without feeling they are being forced into a particular position; where they can have the space to think these things through. We want people to know that this beautiful building is for everyone
.Here at Wakefield Cathedral they can experience that sense of peace, quiet and tranquillity that is so often denied us but which is so important for reflection.
I want it to be a place where people can understand something about themselves and about others, a place which enables them to test their sense of identity in a kind and supportive arena.Read More
14 February 2019
The cathedral currently has a raft of different ways of communicating with its visitors, its tourists, its worshippers and congregation members – from its You Tube channel and other social media platforms, to its poster sites and weekly pew sheets.Read More
Saying Goodbye to the Lawsons
5 February 2019
ohn will resign his post as residentiary canon at Wakefield Cathedral while still continuing as principal of the Diocesan School of ministry hub at Mirfield, and June is to take up parish ministry as Vicar of the parishes of All Saints, Pontefract and St Giles with St Mary’s.
The sub dean of Wakefield Cathedral, Canon Tony Macpherson said: “It was fitting to say our goodbyes on Candlemas Sunday which tells us to Let now your servant depart in peace.
Torn from Home
24 January 2019
Civic and religious leaders will take part in the service – including Wakefield MP, Mary Creagh, the Bishop of Wakefield, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, the Mayor of Wakefield, Cllr Stuart Heptinstall, Wakefield’s Youth and Community Project leader, Usman Ali, and Simon Phillips, the Director of Interfaith for the Leeds Jewish Representative Council.Read More
17 January 2019
It was a joint project between arts organisation, Edgelands Arts and local composer. Charlie Wells, to develop new music to run alongside an archive exploring how music was used as propaganda in the Great War as well as visual art works interpreting music and stories of the time.Read More
Wakefield Pie 130
4 December 2018
Pie hopes for the future as Wakefield celebrates city status anniversary - thanks to Wakefield CathedralRead More
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
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