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26 April 2023
Can you still buy a hot cross bun or an Easter egg in your local supermarket? Or are they selling barbecues for summer, or even minced pies, already?
The rhythm of the church’s year and the retail calendar aren’t always quite in sync. Whether it’s Christmas or Easter, it seems that you can buy seasonal stuff for weeks (months?) before the big day, but then immediately afterwards the display changes and the world’s moved on to the next thing.
21 April 2023
The cathedral received news last week that we have been awarded a Bronze Award by Eco Church. This scheme is run by A Rocha UK which inspires and resources Churches and Cathedrals to become greener. Part of the scheme invites users to complete surveys on 5 key areas; Worship and Teaching, Management of Building, Management of Land, Community and Global Engagement and Lifestyle.
19 April 2023
We look forward to welcoming you to the cathedral and celebrating the coronation with us. There is something for everyone, so don’t miss out on this special occasion!
13 April 2023
It is Easter week, and yet in Horbury there is ‘no rest for the wicked’, as my attention has now turned to a big community occasion which is taking place at the end of the month, namely a weekend celebrating the 300th birthday of John Carr, architect of such beautiful neoclassical masterpieces such as Harewood House, Buxton Crescent and Wentworth Woodhouse… and St Peter’s Church in Horbury!
06 April 2023
I got me flowers to straw thy way;
I got me boughs off many a tree:
But thou wast up by break of day,
And brought’st thy sweets along with thee.
31 March 2023
What’s your favourite comedy show on TV? Maybe it’s Fawlty Towers, where the eccentric Basil Fawlty attempts to manage a seaside hotel, which usually ends up in tense, rude and absurd encounters with customers and long-suffering spouses and staff. Apparently, the inspiration for Basil and Fawlty Towers came from John Cleese’s experience staying at a hotel and witnessing a hotel manager who saw customers as a hindrance, who merely got in the way of running the hotel well.
29 March 2023
We are pleased to welcome Kitty Turner to Wakefield Cathedral as our new Marketing, Communications and Digital Officer. Read on to find out more about Kitty, their experience and what they are looking forward to in their new role.
24 March 2023
This week we marked the third anniversary of the first Covid-19 lockdown in March 2020. The inevitable flurry of articles and media interviews included a degree of what is known as revisionism, an attempt, to a certain extent, to rewrite the events of those Spring days : was the lockdown too severe? Did it go on too long? Was it an unwarranted intrusion on our freedoms as citizens? The fact that these questions can be asked openly is a sign of a healthy civil society and to that extent the questions are to be welcomed. I think, though, that there are (at least) two problems with such revisionism.
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