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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One of our Wakefield priests has written a Lent book exploring Genesis to support the work of their church.
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.
One of our Wakefield churches has been celebrating this summer, marking major milestones and sending people back to school in style.
A youth pilgrimage to one of England’s holiest sites saw 13 youngsters from our diocese travel to Walsingham this month.
One of our Wakefield parishes is able to connect more with children and families thanks to new funding.
As part of Barnabas: Encouraging Confidence, the Diocese of Leeds has been awarded nearly £1 million by the Church of England for a new project: Every Good Work in Wakefield.
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.
Services of joyful celebration have been held at Bradford Cathedral as we ordained this year’s class of new deacons.
Wakefield Cathedral’s Canon Theologian, Dr Mark Oakley, has received a prestigious award from the Archbishop of Canterbury.