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Archdeacon Cat installed as new Archdeacon of Pontefract

First published on: 7th May 2024

The Ven Cat Thatcher has been installed as the new Archdeacon of Pontefract.


Horbury to celebrate author of 'Onward Christian Soldiers'

First published on: 30th April 2024

One of our Wakefield area churches is going to be celebrating one of their former curates, the writer of the hymn ‘Onward Christian Soldiers’.


Bishop Tony to retire this summer after 42 years service

First published on: 3rd April 2024

The Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield, will retire this summer after 42 years of ordained ministry.

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Holy Land photo exhibition comes to Wakefield Cathedral

First published on: 29th January 2024

​​​​​​​“50 Faces of the Holy Land” is a photographic exhibition that focuses on the history, diversity, joy and suffering of that region and which will be at Wakefield Cathedral from Friday.

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The Archbishop of York's Missionary Journey to Wakefield

First published on: 26th January 2024

The Archbishop of York, Stephen Cottrell joined in conversations at Wakefield Cathedral with the local business community during a special visit to the Episcopal Area.

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Archbishop of York to visit Wakefield this week

First published on: 23rd January 2024

The diocese is looking forward to welcoming the Archbishop of York, the Rt Revd Stephen Cottrell, to Wakefield this week.


Vicar of Oxenhope to be our new Archdeacon of Pontefract

First published on: 20th November 2023

The diocese is delighted to announce that Revd Canon Cat Thatcher, currently Vicar of Oxenhope, will be the new Archdeacon of Pontefract.

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New Lent book from Wakefield priest explores Genesis

First published on: 8th November 2023

One of our Wakefield priests has written a Lent book exploring Genesis to support the work of their church.


Laughter and sadness at a special farewell for Archdeacon Peter Townley

First published on: 25th September 2023

Wakefield Cathedral was packed for a farewell service to the Ven Peter Townley, Archdeacon of Pontefract who has now left to become an Assistant Minister in the Diocese of York.

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Wakefield area church celebrates summer in style

First published on: 4th September 2023

One of our Wakefield churches has been celebrating this summer, marking major milestones and sending people back to school in style.

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