SILDESHOW: Happy 125th birthday Wakefield Diocese

Party in the precinct to mark the 125th anniversary of the Wakefield Diocese. (W572D328)

Party in the precinct to mark the 125th anniversary of the Wakefield Diocese. (W572D328)

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A party in the precinct marked the 125th anniversary of the Wakefield Diocese at the weekend.

The parish church of All Saints became Wakefield Cathedral in 1888, and the Wakefield Diocese was born.

Sunday’s party was billed as an afternoon of worship, fun and friendship, complete with a giant birthday cake made by Hofmann’s in Wakefield.

Entertainment was provided by a New Orleans Jazz Band and there were also circus skills and drumming workshops, as well as a tea tent run by the Mother’s Union.

Readings were brought to life by an actor and storyteller who moved among the crowds, and there was plenty of opportunity for prayer both inside the cathedral and outside in the prayer tent.

Youngsters enjoyed all the arts and crafts on offer, as well as donkey rides and a bouncy castle, and a hog roast provided a party feast.

Click here to see a slideshow of the event