Wakefield Cathedral will be the national voice of the Church of England twitter account this week, giving people an insight into its busy day to day life in the run up to Christmas.
Canon Precentor, the Revd Leah Vasey Saunders has been chosen to tweet about her work, her faith, and her busy week until next Sunday in 140 characters using the @OurCofE account which is followed by more than 9,000 followers.
This morning – her first day – Leah explained her role at the Cathedral as Precentor and how many basic services they do before other exciting events for the diocese, civic and wider community.
Leah is married to the Revd Mark Vasey Saunders and they have four children aged between 12 and six years old. Leah joined the Cathedral team six months ago.
It’s a really busy week for Wakefield Cathedral this week with the local boys’ school carol service, the Lord Mayor’s carol concert, a Chapter lunch and the Festival of Lessons and Carols as well as a Christmas Little Cherubs activity in the nave. Leah is also responsible for the Cathedral Kitchen – a coffee shop and café which serves wholesome home cooked food six days a week.
She said: “I just want to show people what we do here as a Cathedral, both on a day to day basis, and also to try and give them a taste of what it means to work and minster here, right at the heart of a city.”
Leah tweets @RevLeahVS usually, but you can find her @OurCofE all this week. Other recent tweeters on @OurCofE from the diocese have been Leeds vicar, the Revd Joanna Seabourne, Katherine Grasham, the children and young families worker from Holy Trinity Church in Skipton and Sian Lawton, former media manager at Ripon Cathedral.