11 January 2021
You might think that yet another communication about the cathedral is too much of a good thing, but this is an important message. Although public worship is still permitted under the latest pandemic regulations, the Director of Public Health in Wakefield has written to all faith leaders in the District with a request for us to consider voluntary closure of our buildings for public worship. This request is made in the light of the dangers posed by the new variant of the Covid-19 virus with its increased transmissibility. I am very keen for the cathedral to be seen to be acting responsibly and in partnership with the health authorities, so we have taken the decision to close the cathedral for public worship from tomorrow, Tuesday 12 January. The cathedral nave will continue to be open for private prayer from 11.00 - 14.00.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
Announcement regarding the closure of Wakefield Cathedral Shop
28 July 2020
The Chapter of Wakefield Cathedral has made the difficult but unanimous decision to close the Cathedral Shop with immediate effect.
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought huge challenges for the Cathedral, as it has for many organisations. Sadly, when we re-open the Treacy Hall in September there will be insufficient room for both the Cathedral Kitchen and the Cathedral Shop to operate in accordance with Public Health recommendations and Government requirements. The Cathedral Kitchen will continue to serve the communities of our city and beyond.
Covid-19 - The gift of Acceptance
18 April 2020
Just over fifty years ago the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross introduced a new way of understanding grieving. According to Kübler-Ross, although almost all of us who are grieving begin by denying the reality of our situation, we end up accepting our loss after having gone through intermediate stages that include anger and depression.Read More