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Archdeacon Peter Townley to leave diocese

First published on: 10th July 2023

The Ven Peter Townley, Archdeacon of Pontefract will leave the role he has held for 15 years to become an Assistant Minister in the Diocese of York, it was announced yesterday.

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New deacons ordained at Bradford Cathedral

First published on: 1st July 2023

Services of joyful celebration have been held at Bradford Cathedral as we ordained this year’s class of new deacons.


Archbishop's award honours Wakefield Cathedral's Canon Theologian

First published on: 29th June 2023

Wakefield Cathedral’s Canon Theologian, Dr Mark Oakley, has received a prestigious award from the Archbishop of Canterbury.  


Priestings take place across diocese

First published on: 26th June 2023

Twenty-four deacons were ordained priests this weekend at services across the diocese.

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Wakefield Cathedral celebrate Bronze Eco Church Award

First published on: 21st June 2023

Wakefield Cathedral is celebrating green success, as they recently achieved their Bronze Eco Church Award.


Pedal pilgrimage made between our three cathedrals

First published on: 20th June 2023

Thirteen cyclists took part in a day of cycling on Friday, June 9, with two riders heading from Ripon Cathedral to Bradford, ten from Bradford Cathedral to Wakefield, and one covering the entire journey!


The Cathedrals Cycle Route Relay returns with local Yorkshire route

First published on: 24th May 2023

This summer local cyclists will be invited to make a pedal pilgrimage from either Ripon Cathedral to Bradford Cathedral, or Bradford Cathedral to Wakefield Cathedral, as part of this year’s national ‘Cathedrals Cycle Route’.


Handsome Heritage Celebrated in Horbury

First published on: 14th April 2023

A spectacular weekend of celebrations in honour of its architect John Carr will be hosted at St Peter’s Church in Horbury from Friday, April 28 to Sunday, April 30.


Diocese comes together to reaffirm faith

First published on: 6th April 2023

Hundreds of clergy and lay people gathered in Wakefield Cathedral on Maundy Thursday, April 6, to renew their vows and commitment to God.


Rowan Williams is first speaker at our Follow Me 2023 events

First published on: 6th January 2023

Former Archbishop of Canterbury, the Rt Revd Rowan Williams will begin Follow Me 2023, a series of inspiring talks and events organised by the Rt Revd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield.

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