Weekly Reflection - Swifter, Higher, Stronger?
30 July 2021
Last week some old friends, now living in Japan, visited us briefly while they were in the UK. Inevitably conversation turned to the Olympics. Our friends were desperately hoping that the Tokyo Games would not be cancelled at the last minute...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Piranesi
23 July 2021
A few years ago I read Susanna Clarke’s debut novel Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, and I really enjoyed it. The subsequent TV series also caught my attention, as part of it was filmed in my home city of York, including its cathedral, the glorious York Minster in which I was ordained back in 2013. I was delighted, then, to see on the internet recently that Clarke had brought out a second book, Piranesi, late last year. This is a much lighter read, but just as magical, albeit in a different way to Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.Read More
Wakefield Artwalk - July 2021
22 July 2021
Join us on Wednesday 28 July 2021 between 17:00 and 21:00 as Wakefield Cathedral joins in with the latest Wakefield Artwalk, featuring artwork from Helen Thomas, Helen Riddle and Mohammad Barrangi.Read More
Weekly Reflection - Come Together
16 July 2021
On Trinity Sunday a few weeks ago the Dean gave us a list of Trinitarian statements and asked us to choose which ones are affirmed by the Church and which are not. It was quite tricky and if you were there, you may have felt like a bit of a heretic, I know I did...Read More
Weekly Reflection - It's coming home...
9 July 2021
Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore
This Sunday it won’t only be the nation’s cathedrals singing their usual anthems; the crowds at Wembley will be singing anthems of joy and celebration too. After decades of waiting for our national team to be in the final of an international competition, this popular English anthem is surely on the minds of many...Read More
Thank You Day 2021 - An Open Letter
2 July 2021
Sunday 04 July marks Thank You Day 2021 in the UK, a day where we can all come together as a nation to show our appreciation for those people in our lives and in our communities who have helped us and made a difference over the past twelves months.
We have delivered letters to shops, to hospitals and to key workers across the city centre this week to say thank you for their support over the last twelve months, penned as follows:Read More
Find out more about Wakefield Chantry Chapel
2 July 2021
Diana Grudgings celebrates a significant anniversary in the centuries’ long tradition of worship in Wakefield’s Chantry Chapel. Find out more about the chapel's history and the services available from this wonderful part of Wakefield.
Weekly Reflection - Don't doubt it...
2 July 2021
The Very Revd Simon Cowling
Tomorrow is 03 July, the date on which the Church remembers St Thomas the Apostle. Thomas will forever be known as ‘doubting Thomas’ – the disciple who was not present when the risen Jesus first appeared to the disciples in St John’s Gospel, and who refused to believe unless he had physical proof...Read More
Dandelions & Double Yellows - Meet the Artist: Helen Thomas
29 June 2021
We are delighted to be hosting the 'Dandelions & Double Yellows' exhibit by Helen Thomas at Wakefield Cathedral between 10 July to 15 August 2021, a fantastic project focused on the plants we come across on a daily basis but often fail to appreciate, understand or simply even notice. Read on to find out more about Helen and her inspiration behind the project.Read More
Weekly Reflection - Knowing Me, Known by God
25 June 2021
Self-awareness, and a loving acceptance of God’s creation in ourselves, can open a window on the world. We will see others differently and learn to love more deeply. Such is the route to true unity with God - a right relationship...Read More