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We are the Diocese of Leeds: Discovering Wakefield Cathedral

This week we turn the spotlight on a new family heritage project in Wakefield Cathedral as part of our year long campaign to celebrate all that we are and all that we do here in the Diocese of Leeds. The Discovery Arcade is an interactive space that tells the story of Wakefield Cathedral’s rich and varied heritage through giant jigsaws, interactive games and window rubbings. The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Revd Jonathan Greener said: “We have always said Wakefield Cathedral is here for the whole community and by opening up the building to new and younger generations, this is a positive step towards making that a reality. “We have worked hard to reimagine the space we have, so children can engage with the building and learn more about its rich history and heritage,” he said.

We are the Diocese of Leeds..in Huddersfield

This week we find out what happens when a town centre church takes a pop up shop in a nearby arcade for a week as part of our year long film campaign to celebrate all that we are and all that we do here in the Diocese of Leeds. This will be the third year that Huddersfield St Peter’s will take over an empty stall in the Packhorse Centre in town selling bric a brac to raise funds – but more importantly - ensuring they have a visible and engaging presence in the town. Last year they raised over £2,000 from the stall in the week which was split between church funds and the local food bank and homeless charity. This year they open shop on Monday September 25 until Friday September 29 – and are currently welcoming any donations! Churchwarden at Huddersfield Parish Church, Mike Benbridge said running the pop up shop “captured everyone’s imagination.” And the vicar, the Revd Canon Simon Moor said it had enabled them to reach out and connect with those they might not have done otherwise. 

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