Friday, December 04, 2015

Five on Friday

It's Friday so I'm joining in with  Amy at Love Made my Home for this week's Five on Friday.  Click on the link at the bottom of this post to find others who are joining in too.



As I mentioned at the end of my last post we had to go to a funeral on Wednesday.  We decided to travel the day before and stay overnight close to the little local church in Wakefield where the funeral was to be held and this worked very well.


 Late on Tuesday afternoon we walked into the town centre and as it was cold, windy and quite damp we popped inside the cathedral to have a look to see what changes had been made since our last visit a couple of years ago.  Work was still being carried out but much had been done.  Below are five of the photos I took whilst we were there.

 The advent candles around the font

 View through the West door

The Labyrinth

The lights inside.......

......and the reflections outside where the cathedral was reflected in the windows of BHS opposite.
 
The next day the sun shone as we said our goodbyes and celebrated the life of a ninety three year old lady, my husband's aunt and godmother, who had done much with her life, loved her family and served her community well; the church was full and the atmosphere was peaceful and reflective with a few chuckles too.  


  Have a lovely weekend everyone.

30 comments:

  1. Interesting church, I liked the labryinth.

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    1. I wish we could have seen it all but the chairs were out for a school concert:)

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  2. The cathedral must have offered a lovely place of refuge on a cold and gloomy day. I am glad that the funeral went on OK. It must be easier to know that the deceased had a life well-lived and that they lived to such a grand age. I hope your weekend is filled with happy things Rosie. x

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    1. Yours too, Simone. We also had a cup of tea in the cafe but had eventually to go out in the rain again and by then it was dark too:)

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  3. Beautiful lights in the lovely old building. Funerals can often be sad and gloomy but this one sounded more a celebration of a well loved life. Take care.

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    1. the lights in the cathedral church were lovely against the gloom outside:)

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  4. Lovely photos of such a beautiful church. It does sound like a celebration of life at ninety three. May her memory be eternal. My best to you, Pat

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    1. Thank you Pat - it was a lovely celebration of all she had done in her life:)

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  5. Fascinating place. I like the labyrinth.

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  6. What a beautiful cathedral ... I like the shot with the massive pillars and the delicate lighting. Glad the funeral was not a terribly sad one, but one of celebration for a life well lived. Enjoy your weekend :)
    Wendy

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    1. Thanks, Wendy - hope you too enjoy the weekend:)

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  7. What a beautiful cathedral. I have never seen an indoor labyrinth like that before, so that was really interesting for me. I am glad that the funeral went as well as it could, a celebration of a life very well lived by the sound of it. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks, Amy - yes it is an unusual labyrinth, I did take a photo of the explanation of it so I must look up its meaning and origins. Hope you have a lovely weekend:)

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  8. Aw! That is SO nice, a life well lived. What lovely photos, too! I so enjoyed your post.

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    1. Thank you, Pom Pom - yes it was a 'happy' funeral not sure that is the right word but I'm sure you know what I mean:)

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  9. 93, that was a great age. So glad she had a good celebration. Lovely photos of the cathedral. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Karen - yes she had a good innings - as they say:)

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  10. It is always a blessing when a life can be celebrated after a long and full time on this earth. Xxx

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    1. It is isn't it? that is just how it felt - even the sun came out for the service:)

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  11. A beautiful church. A combination of ancient and modern. A love a funeral as a celebration of someone's life.

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    1. Thanks, Elaine The cathedral church still had a lot of work being done to it but it will be spectacular when completed. The funeral was very much a celebration not sad at all:)

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  12. A lovely church, I'm glad the funeral went ok xx

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    1. Thank you Jo, yes it did go well:)

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  13. I remember the television programmes about Wakefield Cathedral and the work being done. The labyrinth sticks out in my mind. It must be a beautiful building. I like the traditional glass door with the etching of the Celtic crosses leading out into the street. I'm glad the funeral of a dear aunt and your visit to Wakefield was an uplifting experience.

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    1. Thanks Linda, yes all was well in a nice kind of way. There are still areas of the Cathedral being worked on but there are peep through areas so you can watch the work in progress. It reminded me of Leicester Cathedral when it was being altered to take Ricahrd III's tomb:)

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  14. What you show of the cathedral is magnificent. Sounds like your husband's aunt was a wonderful woman!

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    1. Yes, it is a lovely building, we must go back when all the work is done. My husband's aunt was a well loved member of his family:)

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  15. I am sorry for your loss but thankful you took us along to see such a lovely place of worship! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Bronwyn, hope you too have a wonderful week:)

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