Wakefield Cathedral goes mobile

The choir and clergy from Wakefield Cathedral have taken their services on the road to celebrate their redevelopment, Project 2013 and present each parish with a memento from the work being done there.

Crosses made from the old Victorian pews will be handed out to each of the 184 parishes in the diocese to celebrate the renewal of the cathedral and to look forward to the 125th anniversary of the diocese and the cathedral in 2013.

The initiative, called The Way of the Cross, will be led by the Bishop of Pontefract, the Rt Revd Tony Robinson and the Dean of Wakefield, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener.

Bishop Tony said: “We are so lucky to be in a position to renew the main part of Wakefield Cathedral as the Diocese and Cathedral celebrate 125 years. We want to take the Cathedral, Choir and Clergy out into the Diocese to update our parishes and church communities on what is happening here and invite them to come to us next year.”

The first mobile cathedral service took place on Friday evening for parishes across Pontefract and parts of Wakefield Deanery at Holy Trinity Church, Airedale.
This will be followed by services at
Trinity Ossett on Friday 28 September,
Edward the Confessor, Barnsley on Sunday 14 October and
St Peter’s Huddersfield on Friday 30 November for the Calder Valley and Halifax Deaneries.

Three more services are planned in the new year for parishes in the Halifax, Brighouse and Elland and Birstall deaneries.  

The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener said: “Far too often we spend time in our own churches and parishes, and here at the Cathedral we too are guilty of this. This is a great opportunity to look outwards and spend time together building up relationships between the mother church and the churches of the diocese. This is not just about renewing our building but our whole life as a diocese together as we look towards our 125th anniversary,” he added.

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