Weekly Reflection - What is a Missioner?
16 April 2021
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
Racial Justice Sunday
9 February 2021
Sunday 14th February 2021 is ‘Racial Justice Sunday’, and to mark this the cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds will be re-releasing a programme of perspectives, prayers, music and Bible readings on the theme of racial justice, that was launched last September.Read More
Wakefield Cathedral has a new Canon Missioner!
11 October 2020
We’re delighted to announce thatthe Reverend Canon Peter Farley-Moore has accepted the invitation of the Bishop of Leeds to take up this significant role following interviews last week. Peter is currently Area Dean of Deptford, where he’s been involved in an innovative and collaborative project backed by the Church Commissioners to develop buildings and church growth. He is Team Rector of a diverse team of churches and enjoys urban ministry. He has been at the forefront of leading Interfaith work in Lewisham, chairing a refugee charity and nurturing young vocations. He is no stranger to Yorkshire, having studied and been ordained in Sheffield, he is delighted to be coming back.Read More
Wakefield Cathedral and the new normal : a message from the Dean
26 August 2020
Wakefield Cathedral and the new normal.
We have been reviewing our plans for the rest of 2020 in the light of the continuing effects of Covid-19. Our starting point has been our determination to continue to serve all the city’s communities while keeping everyone safe.Read More
Wakefield Chorister Charlie Trueman in BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2020
20 August 2020
He’s only gone and done it again….Wakefield Cathedral chorister, Charlie Trueman has made it to the semi-final of BBC Young Chorister of the Year 2020 competition – and this time it’s going to be on the television.
Charlie who was a finalist in last year’s competition said he was really excited by the news- not least because he gets to meet his idol, Aled Jones, who alongside Katherine Jenkins will give a one-to-one tutorial to each of the choristers.Read More