Wakefield Goes Pink for Organ Donation Week
16 September 2021
Revd Ben Rhodes
Head of Chaplaincy and Spiritual Care | Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Next week from Monday 20 - Sunday 26 September 2021, key buildings in Wakefield will go pink along with others across the UK, as organ donation week takes place. Locally Pinderfields Hospital and the Town Hall will be illuminated pink by night and proudly fly their organ donation flags by day...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
Wakefield Artwalk - July 2021
22 July 2021
Join us on Wednesday 28 July 2021 between 17:00 and 21:00 as Wakefield Cathedral joins in with the latest Wakefield Artwalk, featuring artwork from Helen Thomas, Helen Riddle and Mohammad Barrangi.Read More
Thank You Day 2021 - An Open Letter
2 July 2021
Sunday 04 July marks Thank You Day 2021 in the UK, a day where we can all come together as a nation to show our appreciation for those people in our lives and in our communities who have helped us and made a difference over the past twelves months.
We have delivered letters to shops, to hospitals and to key workers across the city centre this week to say thank you for their support over the last twelve months, penned as follows:Read More
Find out more about Wakefield Chantry Chapel
2 July 2021
Diana Grudgings celebrates a significant anniversary in the centuries’ long tradition of worship in Wakefield’s Chantry Chapel. Find out more about the chapel's history and the services available from this wonderful part of Wakefield.
Ea's Rhubarb Scones Recipe
24 February 2021
Like many people in Wakefield and across the surrounding region, Wakefield Cathedral always enjoys getting involved with the annual Rhubarb Festival which takes over the city centre every February.
Unfortunately, due to the pandemic the festival was not able to take place this year, however our Catering Manager Ea Nielsen has once again provided us with a fabulous recipe so we can still celebrate all things rhubarb.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