Cathedral Cycle Route 2021
12 May 2021
The Cathedrals Cycle Route is taking place this Summer and the sixth leg sees riders travel from Wakefield Cathedral on Thursday 3rd June – World Bicycle Day, down to Sheffield Cathedral.
Read on to find out more and how you can get involved.
Weekly Reflection - "The Sabbaths"
7 May 2021
Revd Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders
Having worked in our beloved cathedral for five years and entering the nineteenth year of ordained ministry I begin my first three-month sabbatical this week. This is three months of space in which to use and value time differently...
Weekly Reflection - Original Goodness
30 April 2021
The Very Revd Simon Cowling
The past ten days have been challenging if you are a member of the governing party, with mounting evidence of what might charitably be described as a relaxed attitude to the ethics of good governance in Downing Street and Whitehall: David Cameron’s lobbying; the Prime Minister’s text exchanges with the Saudi Crown Prince and James Dyson; and ambiguity about the original source of funds for the refurbishment of the Prime Minister’s flat...Read More
Vocations Sunday 2021
23 April 2021
Revd Canon Derek Walmsley
I wonder if you have heard of “Comic Con”? It is short for “Comic Convention” and I first became aware of it a few years ago. It’s a gathering for fans of comics, superhero stories, science fiction and much more. Famous writers and actors appear and meet fans, sign autographs etc. The first one was held in San Diego in 1970 and it has grown from those humble beginnings into big events all over the world.
Weekly Reflection - What is a Missioner?
16 April 2021
Revd Peter Farley-Moore
Many people have asked me this question over recent weeks. Every time I am asked, I try to explain that I have been tasked with reaching out beyond the cathedral congregations to the wider community as well as trying to support and nurture those who worship here.Read More
Weekly Reflection: Come and enter into the Story
26 March 2021
Revd Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders
It’s easy at the moment to talk about getting back to ‘normal’ as we emerge from this pandemic. That’s because it is really hard to imagine a future all that different from our past. The past however is really ‘the story we’ve told ourselves about the past’. Which is why two people can be at the same meeting or event and yet interpret it quite differently...Read More
Q&A with Wakefield Cathedral's new Canon Missioner
22 March 2021
We are delighted to welcome Revd Canon Peter Farley-Moore as the new Canon Missioner here at Wakefield Cathedral, joining us at an exciting time as we progress along the road map out of lockdown and begin to open our doors once again to the diocesan community.
We sat down with Peter to discuss his new role, what brought him to Wakefield and what his aims and ambitions are for the cathedral…Read More
International Women's Day 2021
8 March 2021
To celebrate International Women's Day at Wakefield Cathedral, we sat down with the Revd Canon Leah Vasey-Saunders to discuss her role at the cathedral and her thoughts around the day.Read More
Cathedral provides Computers to support Community
22 February 2021
With schools still closed and the constant demand for computers and IT equipment for home-working still a problem across the district, Wakefield Cathedral have been able to play their part in tackling this situation with the support of a local community group.Read More
Time Begins to Move Forward Again at Wakefield Cathedral
18 February 2021
Over the past twelve months it feels as if time has stood still for many of us, however at Wakefield Cathedral the feeling is meant in a much more literal way.
That is because the historic clock, which can be seen on the cathedral spire across the skylines of the Wakefield District, broke during the summer of 2020 and has remained static ever since… until now.Read More