Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral
4.5
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
We are Joyful. We are Generous. We are Inclusive. For over 1000 years people have been gathering in this holy place, set in the heart of the city of Wakefield, to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. We have made public our desire that everyone who lives across the Wakefield District will engage with the cathedral at least once a year. We hope to be a place of conversation for people of all faiths and none, and a cultural hub in the city centre. We are open seven days a week, 365 days a year and whether you are visiting for an event or a service, to light a candle, say a prayer or just to take a moment for quiet reflection, we endeavour to offer a warm welcome to all who enter or pass by our doors.
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK192 contributions
Apr 2022
We called in on Good Friday and a service was in progress. The choir was good and the congregation attentive. After the service we viewed the magnificent stained glass windows and the elegant chapel. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 15 April 2022
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freddiedoncaster
doncaster2,399 contributions
Mar 2022
We were waiting for our son to arrive in Wakefield, so decided to walk to the Cathedral.
We were so glad we did. An absolute glorious piece of architecture, and in wonderful condition.
Well worth a visit.
Written 8 March 2022
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Madalyn H
Huddersfield, UK1,737 contributions
Jan 2022
A well looked after, well lit and friendly cathedral with great historic and contemporary features. Attractive stained glass and modern inlaid wood furniture. Good cafe, airy, with plenty of seating and good reasonably priced food.
Written 7 January 2022
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moolicent
Wakefield, UK3 contributions
Sep 2021
Friendly service in a cafe right in the centre of Wakefield. Lovely cakes and some decent options for lunch too. And there's some interesting artworks to look at whilst you're eating :o)
Written 1 October 2021
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AMPAngel
Somerset, UK91 contributions
Sep 2021 • Friends
A surprise in the centre of town, and unexpectedly beautiful inside. Well worth a visit. Helpful guides.
Written 23 September 2021
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Chrissy309
Shrewsbury, UK191 contributions
Sep 2021
A lovely building from the outside. Small to the majority of Cathedrals but everything well spaced out inside.
Well worth a visit.
Written 20 September 2021
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T B
York, UK1,034 contributions
Aug 2021 • Couples
The birds in the trees on the walkway up to the cathedral were so numerous it was like a biblical plague or had they gathered a welcoming committee to see the only two out of town visitors from The Hepworth that had bothered to visit the rest of the town?
The cathedral itself had a nice cafe situated beside it and it’s a lovely sanctuary inside the cathedral itself with some genuine history. A jewel at the centre of town to build a thriving community around. Fingers crossed for ya x
Written 13 August 2021
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jezza
Manchester, UK54 contributions
Jun 2021
Wakefield Cathedral is probably not well known compared to say Liverpool, Ely, Salisbury but well worth a visit if in the city. Sadly sandwiched in between sixties shopping developments but dont overlook and go inside & take a look around
there is also the Cathedral cafe at the side -we went for lunch ver nice.
Written 11 July 2021
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HJW09
Foix, France68 contributions
Oct 2020
A lovely interesting church now a cathedral , bright, airy and superb glass lining the sides. There was a genuine sense of calm and spirituality.
Written 14 October 2020
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Puffinsrok
Wakefield, UK8 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Great place. The cathedral cafe is open, and Covid safe, lovely open peaceful spacious place, more tables than when I last visited, looks good. The coffee & food (breakfast and lunch -they close by 4) very reasonably priced considering how nice it is. It’s the the more modern bit of the building accessed via the gateway under the trees. I think you can get to it from inside the cathedral too. Looks like the shop element is on hold in favour of creating space for the cafe - but a few souvenirs available.
Written 30 September 2020
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Wakefield Cathedral is open:
  • Sun - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
  • Mon - Fri 08:00 - 16:00
  • Sat - Sat 08:30 - 16:00


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