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