Weekly Reflection - Light in the darkness
22 December 2021
A few days ago the northern hemisphere had its winter solstice. The north pole was tilted to its maximum distance from the sun, and we experienced the longest night of the year. And just as it did twelve months ago, this darkest time coincided with great uncertainty about how constrained our Christmas celebrations might be...Read More
Weekly Reflection - My Soul Magnifies the Lord
16 December 2021
Have you been enjoying singing some carols this advent season or have you been singing along with Michael Buble in the house? I’ve enjoyed the former and not the latter (that’s right I’m a bit of a snob), but whatever your preference, music plays a big role this time of the year.Read More
Spire Appeal - help us save one of Wakefield's greatest landmarks
15 December 2021
We need your help
At 247 feet in height Wakefield Cathedral’s spire is the tallest spire in the whole of Yorkshire.
The spire has stood as a significant part of Wakefield’s landscape since the 15th century but it's future is now under threat, with an Appeal set up to help keep the Spire standing tall for years to come...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Advent & High-Speed Connections
10 December 2021
High-speed rail connections between Leeds – Birmingham and Leeds – Manchester have been under scrutiny lately.
John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus, is a character often remembered during Advent. John promised a high-speed connection for people in his day. Not a rail link but a new highway!Read More
A new face around the cathedral
3 December 2021
Visitors to the cathedral over the last few days may have spotted a new face amongst the team.
We are pleased to welcome Ryan Otley who has joined the cathedral on placement as an Ordinand for the next three months, gaining a greater understanding on the world of cathedrals, a different perspective on ordained ministry and experiencing the life of a church in the centre of a city.Read More
Weekly Reflection - What's in a date?
3 December 2021
Last Wednesday a presenter on Radio 4’s Today programme announced the start of the programme’s ‘Advent Calendar’, a daily feature for the run-up to Christmas of short highlights from Today’s 2021 output. So far so good. But he included in his introduction the remark that the first window was being opened ‘because it’s the first day of Advent’.Read More