Weekly Reflection - Caring for the Natural World
15 October 2021
Over the past week I have had the new(ish) experience of attending ‘in-person’ group discussions at the cathedral. The first was the new ‘Rhythm of Life’ course and the second was staff training around mental health...Read More
Weekly Reflection - "A Question of Perspective"
8 October 2021
Over the past week or so in the cathedral we have been listening to parts of the First Book of the Maccabees at Morning Prayer. The book tells of a very challenging time for the people of Judea and Jerusalem in the second century before the birth of Christ...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Black History Month
1 October 2021
“The Sunday mornings of my life fill the head and the heart.”
I love this quotation by Emilie Townes because it challenges me to make the most of our Sunday mornings. Drawing on the richness of her experience growing up in black majority churches she articulates something of the fullness of life that Jesus said he’d come to bring...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Looking Back, Looking Forward
24 September 2021
In 1845 Sir John Franklin undertook an expedition with two ships to the Canadian Arctic. He was attempting to cross the final unnavigated section of the Northwest passage in order to understand more fully the challenges involved for future seafarers. The expedition ended in disaster...Read More
Weekly Reflection - "We trained for fires, not terrorism"
10 September 2021
The honesty and humanity expressed in these six words says so much: “We trained for fires, not terrorism.” They are words of an individual expressing the impossible task of responding to the overwhelming evil and chaos that was caused by the attack on the twin towers.
Weekly Reflection - Being a Christ-like Community
3 September 2021
So the Gaia festival has finished, the giant earth has been removed from the nave, thousands of wide-eyed visitors are no longer flowing through the cathedral building... but what a fantastic week we had...Read More
Weekly Reflection - How green was my planet?
25 August 2021
In her final contribution to Catch-Up last week, Canon Leah mentioned Luke Jerram’s magnificent installation, Gaia. This internally lit scale model of the globe, seven metres in diameter and created using detailed NASA imagery, has been suspended in the cathedral nave for over a week now...Read More
Weekly Reflection - 'He's got the whole world in his hands'
20 August 2021
I’m sure many of you, like me, sang this at school growing up.. and may have even sung it many times since. This week, Gaia, the model planet earth created by artist Luke Jerram hangs in all it’s glory in the west of Wakefield Cathedral; Its breathtaking beauty inspiring awe and wonder at the home which we inhabit...Read More
Weekly Reflection - Remembering Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers Union.
6 August 2021
This week's reflection comes for the Canon Missioner of Wakefield Cathedral, Canon Peter Farley-Moore.
Click "Read More" to find out about Peter's topic for this week.Read More
Weekly Reflection - Ready for Change
30 July 2021
This week's Weekly Reflection comes from Simon Beresford who is one of the Readers here at Wakefield Cathedral.
To find out what Simon's topic of this week's reflection is please click on the "Read More" button below.Read More