Seaside in the City
11 August 2018
Families are invited into Wakefield Cathedral this Saturday for a special seaside-in-the-city themed free craft event to mark the #wakefieldseaside weekend.Read More
Clean Up after the Fire
19 July 2018
A small electrical fire broke out in March in the crypt – luckily it was spotted and contained very quickly – but the damage – most of which is smoke and soot damage just below the ceiling – is estimated is around £200,000.
Scaffolding will go up on Monday closing off the East End of the Cathedral to allow conservators, Hirst Conservation to start the clean up.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
Light Up for Leavers
10 July 2018
Pupils from three church schools; Horbury Bridge CE J and I Academy and St Johns CE VA J and I, from Wakefield, and Great Preston CoE Primary, Leeds, have created 3D models of candles for the service to tie in with the theme of light to encourage them to think about their time at primary school and how they feel about going to High School.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
Marta flies for our funds!
7 June 2018
Marta Smith, 73 was looking for a more daring fundraising challenge after abseiling the 32 metres down the Cathedral tower back in September 2015.
And while we wisely chose to stay ground side, she climbed across a small bi-plane - raising over £5,000.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"
Giving By Text Donate to the Cathedral
1 March 2018
Donate by text is a quick and easy way to support Wakefield Cathedral.
Text MYCATH to 70660 to donate £3
Text MYCATH £5 to 70660 to donate £5
Text MYCATH £10 to 70660 to donate £10
Text costs the full amount plus network charge. Wakefield Cathedral receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer's permission. Customer care 01924 373923. Charity No X97530431.Read More
Your Christmas Card
7 December 2017
Wakefield Cathedral has launched a photographic competition to find its winning image for next year’s Christmas card.
We want to encourage keen photographers - young and old - to use the festive season to find the best images for next year’s selection of Christmas cards.Read More