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: To Easter & Beyond
1 April 2021
The Very Revd Simon Cowling
Rise heart; thy Lord is risen. Sing his praise
Who takes thee by the hand, that thou likewise
With him mayst rise:
That, as his death calcined thee to dust,
His life may make thee gold, and much more just.
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
The Revd Ali Dorey - Holy Week Preacher
12 March 2021
Meet Wakefield Cathedral's Holy Week Preacher The Revd Ali Dorey
Revd Ali Dorey is an Anglican priest who leads quiet days, retreats, and “wild sing” walks and accompanies people using life coaching and mentoring techniques. Within the Church, she also runs training in contextual mission for laity and clergy.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
Weekly Reflection - 05 March 2021
5 March 2021
This week I have begun to fill out a deacons formation grid. What is this, you may wonder. Well it is a fairly lengthy form which first year curates fill out to reflect and give evidence for their progress during their first year of curacy. It asks for reflection on such things as what theology have you been reading, engagement in worship, pastoral opportunities, and awareness of Canon Law...Read More
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
Weekly Reflection - 12 February 2021
12 February 2021
Rev Dr Mark Vasey-Saunders
It’s hard, when days are long and cold to keep that hope alive. But it’s not dependent on our ability to believe in it. The day is coming, and the signs are around us if we have the eyes to see them...Read More