Curate on the Move
24 April 2019
Congratulation to Tim and his family we will be very sad to lose you in the summer but wish you well in your new adventureRead More
24 April 2019
It’s quiet in the cathedral this week as our choristers get a well deserved break after some wonderful performances at the latter part of Holy Week and the Easter weekend.Read More
Easter Changes Everything
15 April 2019
The events of Holy Week and Easter encompass all of human life and experience: communities divided, the sharing of a meal, betrayal, pain, loss and death. Through this week we are able to know that our experiences are shared in a greater narrative, the story of God. In these holy days we are able to walk in the company of Jesus, whoever we are and however life is treating us and more than that, as we walk, we can be comforted, challenged and when we reach Easter Sunday, know the joy and power greater than ourselves as we recall the day that Jesus was risen from the dead.Read More
Christmas with Jethro Tull
1 April 2019
Tickets have just gone on sale for rock legend Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull who is coming to Wakefield Cathedral this Christmas to help raise funds and fly the flag for the Christian tradition.Read More
20 March 2019
Wakefield Cathedral has just seen bumper visitor numbers for its free family drop-in arts and crafts sessions.
Community Outreach Officer, Gillian Bunn, joined the cathedral team last year with one job: to better engage with the community at large – but especially with younger families.
4 March 2019
The special service in Wakefield Cathedral on Saturday saw hundreds of Iranians from across the country come to hear the Persian language version of Holy Communion for the very first time.
The Bishops of Loughborough, Bradford and Durham led the new service, which included the singing of hymn verses in English and Persian alternately, and prayers in both languages.Read 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
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