Notes and News

CTW Diary 2022

WDCOS Peace Vigil Every First Saturday 10:45 for 11 Cathedral

Ascension Day at Sandal Castle 26th May 7:30am

Next CTW Steering Group 15th June 12:30-2pm Alverthorpe Vicarage Details tbc

CTW AGM 5th October Evening Details tbc

News from CTW

Please remember in your prayers Dr Ruth Reardon who died on 8 May 2022.
Ruth, a theologian and ecumenist, was a co-founder of the Association of Interchurch Families (AIF) together with her late husband, Canon Martin Reardon OBE, who was the first General Secretary of CTE from 1990-97.I

If you would like funeral and other information provided by the family please email Ruth’s daughter funeral is in Leeds on 1st June.

Thy Kingdom Come 2022
This worldwide call to prayer takes place between Ascension and Pentecost from 26 May to 5 June.Churches across England are again invited to join with their Christian brothers and sisters from more than 80 traditions and denominations in this ecumenical prayer movement.

Annual Ascension Morning Service

SANDAL CASTLE, Manygates Lane, Wakefield
Thursday 26th May 2022 at 7:30 am

The service was led by our chair, Glenn Coggins (pictured below), of the North Wakefield Benefice and included prayers, a reflection and two hymns led by an instant choir from those attending. As is customary, the gathering turned and said a blessing over the city below them to the north. It was a fine morning with a chilly wind, as is often the case in this elevated location! Remnants of the medieval castle including the Keep can be seen behind, the setting for the Battle of Wakefield (1460) in the Wars of the Roses.

News: Churches Together in Britain and Ireland

Historic agreement between Church of Scotland and Catholic Church in Scotland.  This agreement has been called the Saint Margaret Declaration, after the 11th Century Scottish Queen venerated for her missionary Christian faith and her kindness and generosity to poor people.


On Sunday 6 February 2022, The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.

Celebrations are planned across the UK throughout the year, with a four day bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June 2022.)

Choirs invited to take part in The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons

Commonwealth Choirs, however large or small, are invited to join in the celebrations for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons at 21:45 on 2 June 2022.

The choirs will be singing the Song for the Commonwealth, which has been specially commissioned, at exactly the same time as thousands of other choirs all over the world, to celebrate the lighting of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons.