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Wakefield Cathedral

Open Now: 08:30 - 16:30
Open today: 08:30 - 16:30
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Candle in the wind

Last time I went in was to light a candle for my grandma who sadly passed away. Made a donation... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2019
Wakefield, United Kingdom
Wakefield Catherdal

Worship on the land of the Catherdral has gone on a thousand years. Recently pews have been ripped... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2019
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they still do every day. It’s difficult to tell from a website, but here we are located right in the centre of the city...more
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Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1HG, England
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

Last time I went in was to light a candle for my grandma who sadly passed away. Made a donation too. The chum was quiet and pieceful, it had a real Christmas tree modestly decorated. No pews, plenty of chairs.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 January 2019 via mobile

Worship on the land of the Catherdral has gone on a thousand years. Recently pews have been ripped out and ceilings and floor boards had to be repaired. The Catherdral is used much more now. We went to a film night nothing to do with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

My friends & I had a day in Wakefield shopping & decided to go to the cathedral cafe for lunch. The food looked lovely so one friend ordered a bacon & egg sandwich & another ordered a toasted teacake only to be told "oh we...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

What a treat. Went with my friend to their film night. Had no idea what to expect. The cathedral was very atmospheric and a big screen was erected. Because they are not allowed to advertised the cathedral was not full maybe 20 people there. The...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Love the cathedral beautiful inside my kids have performed with their school there.I love going it's well looked after only issue is some questionable characters tend to lurk around outside

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

Beautiful cathedral very helpful and friendly staff. Went to a funeral service recently but the acoustics were poor and difficult to make out what the speakers were saying. Spent many a quiet minute inside during the day.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

If visiting Wakefield a visit to the cathedral should be on your list. We were fortunate to be there whilst the organ was being played which added to the atmosphere. Staff friendly.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Organised a parish trip to Wakefield cathedral from North Yorkshire. Had a superb tour, lively and interesting, with a bit of humour thrown in. Really interesting history and all our party of 50ish thoroughly enjoyed it. A bonus was the well equipped shop and a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alan641348
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

A real oasis of beauty in the city centre. There's a remarkable rood screen and some beautiful wood furnishings. A modern reworking of a medieval labyrinth complements the building too. It's calm and beautiful, well worth popping in

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

I visited after their (mercifully small) fire while cleaning-up work was in progress and some areas were off-limits. Nevertheless, a beautiful place indeed. My main interest was the stained glass windows, many by Kempe, but other windows are of interest too. Lovely modern pulpit. Fascinating...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from Louisbenjamin | Reviewed this property |
Yes, plenty of places. It’s in the town centre, so there are plenty of cafes/restaurants nearby.