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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.

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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’.

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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.

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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.

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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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