New ‘Byrd Song’ Choir Group takes flight
21 September 2021
We are delighted to have launched a new choir group, aimed at giving children aged six to eight a taste of choir-life.
The group, aptly named ‘Byrd Song’ (a play on the name of English composer William Byrd), will offer children in school Years Two to Four the opportunity to experience some of the joys of being in a cathedral choir...Read More
A warm welcome to our new Ministry Intern – Sadegh Dabiri
20 September 2021
“I needed to experience ‘life’ and sought refuge in England, it was here that I found God, and through God I found what it is to ‘live’.”
We are delighted to welcome Sadegh Dabiri to Wakefield Cathedral as our new Ministry Intern, working with the cathedral’s mission...Read More
Wakefield Goes Pink for Organ Donation Week
16 September 2021
Revd Ben Rhodes
Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care | Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Next week from Monday 20 - Sunday 26 September 2021, key buildings in Wakefield will go pink along with others across the UK, as organ donation week takes place. Locally Pinderfields Hospital and the Town Hall will be illuminated pink by night and proudly fly their organ donation flags by day...Read More
Weekly Reflection - God Calls Everyone
16 September 2021
This week I hope you’ll forgive me a little shameless self-promotion, but hopefully well intentioned…
In 2018 I had a three-month sabbatical and during that time, I wrote a book. It was about vocation (the subject of my day job) and much to my surprise the second publisher I approached wanted to do something with it...
Weekly Reflection - "We trained for fires, not terrorism"
10 September 2021
The honesty and humanity expressed in these six words says so much: “We trained for fires, not terrorism.” They are words of an individual expressing the impossible task of responding to the overwhelming evil and chaos that was caused by the attack on the twin towers.
Weekly Reflection - Being a Christ-like Community
3 September 2021
So the Gaia festival has finished, the giant earth has been removed from the nave, thousands of wide-eyed visitors are no longer flowing through the cathedral building... but what a fantastic week we had...Read More
Meet our new Director of Music
3 September 2021
A sit down conversation with our new Director of Music
We are delighted to welcome Dr Ed Jones to Wakefield Cathedral as our new Director of Music.
We caught up with Ed to discuss his new role, his background and his excitement in taking up the position at Wakefield Cathedral…Read More
Weekly Reflection - How green was my planet?
25 August 2021
In her final contribution to Catch-Up last week, Canon Leah mentioned Luke Jerram’s magnificent installation, Gaia. This internally lit scale model of the globe, seven metres in diameter and created using detailed NASA imagery, has been suspended in the cathedral nave for over a week now...Read More
Weekly Reflection - 'He's got the whole world in his hands'
20 August 2021
I’m sure many of you, like me, sang this at school growing up.. and may have even sung it many times since. This week, Gaia, the model planet earth created by artist Luke Jerram hangs in all it’s glory in the west of Wakefield Cathedral; Its breathtaking beauty inspiring awe and wonder at the home which we inhabit...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Remembering Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers Union.
6 August 2021
This week's reflection comes for the Canon Missioner of Wakefield Cathedral, Canon Peter Farley-Moore.
Click "Read More" to find out about Peter's topic for this week.Read More