Canon Precentor

Thank you for your interest in the post of Canon Precentor.

This is a time of great opportunity for Wakefield Cathedral. As we begin to emerge from a tumultuous period in the life of our nation and the Church, we are being challenged to think afresh about the future shape of our ministry and mission. This thinking is informed by Chapter’s Strategic Vision, Firm in Hope, which was launched last Advent, and by the Leeds Diocesan Strategy, Maturing in Christ, which articulates a vision of Confident Christians, Growing Churches, and Transformed Communities. As one of the three cathedrals of the Diocese of Leeds, Wakefield Cathedral is ideally placed to support the Bishop in working towards this vision: our building, situated at the heart of the city, has been magnificently refurbished and offers enormous scope for a colleague who has an imaginative, creative and thoughtful approach to liturgy and worship and the way in which it can serve and enrich both our mission, and the mission of the Diocese of Leeds.

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If you would like an informal conversation with the Dean about this role, by telephone or Zoom, please arrange an appointment by contacting Bev Howes, Dean’s PA, in the cathedral office on 01924 373923 or

Please email your completed application form to:

Neil Holland, Chief Operating Officer, Cathedral Centre, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield WF1 1PJ


T: 01924 373923

The closing date for applications is 12:00 on Friday 01 October 2021.

Shortlisting will take place on Sunday 10 October 2021 and interviews will take place in Wakefield on Wednesday 03 November 2021.

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