Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral
4.5
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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  • fiona n
    41 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful and calm
    Beautiful well cared for Cathedral. Welcomed on arrival, joined in a service. Love the modern style altar and furniture. Shame there is no coffee shop. The gifts and books were on show but not obvious.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 February 2024
  • castle1_10
    Leeds, United Kingdom1,907 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Larger inside than it looks
    A visit to Wakefield we noted the cathedral open so even living local we have never been inside. On a cool day opening the entrance doors a warm interior greeted us. Nice inside plenty of information to be had and the stain glass windows well kept. Well kept inside and all easily accessible. Impressed with the place Outside it looks impressive Cathedral standing virtually in the town centre
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 February 2024
  • J P M
    Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom35 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oasis of calm and light
    A very beautiful, light-filled, uplifting, peaceful haven in a large northern city. I went alone to see the huge 5-manual organ but unfortunately it was not being played at the time. The main case is of great beauty. I would love to visit again, ideally for an organ recital. The place felt welcoming. There is a good café.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2024
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J P M
Lytham St Anne's, UK35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A very beautiful, light-filled, uplifting, peaceful haven in a large northern city. I went alone to see the huge 5-manual organ but unfortunately it was not being played at the time. The main case is of great beauty. I would love to visit again, ideally for an organ recital. The place felt welcoming. There is a good café.
Written 28 February 2024
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castle1_10
Leeds, UK1,907 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A visit to Wakefield we noted the cathedral open so even living local we have never been inside.
On a cool day opening the entrance doors a warm interior greeted us.
Nice inside plenty of information to be had and the stain glass windows well kept.
Well kept inside and all easily accessible.
Impressed with the place
Outside it looks impressive
Cathedral standing virtually in the town centre
Written 17 February 2024
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fiona n
41 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Beautiful well cared for Cathedral. Welcomed on arrival, joined in a service. Love the modern style altar and furniture. Shame there is no coffee shop. The gifts and books were on show but not obvious.
Written 15 February 2024
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Anne K
Ellsworth, ME7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Teresa was wonderful in helping me confirm that this was, indeed, the church where at least 4 (maybe 5) generations of my ancestors were baptized, married and eulogized. It was exhilarating to stand in the beautiful place where they all once stood and worshipped. Thank you Teresa!
Written 14 August 2023
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Peter W
Mansfield, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
This is a gem found it in the middle of town whilst there for something else and would recommend visiting here for superb building and well information in the building
Written 2 July 2023
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Kevin S
123 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
Not one of England's blockbuster cathedrals, but nevertheless it is worth visiting. The exterior stands tall and proud in the city centre, a powerful building surrounded by trees. Inside, the archetecture is superb, with hidden gems around every corner.
Written 8 June 2023
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Tessa C
London, UK72 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
The tours are less frequent than advertised online, so best to check before planning a visit. And the cafe closed just the week before I arrived in the city. A decision that should be reversed. A 'pilgrim' needs her coffee!

Once a parish church, the cathedral's an interesting mix of very old and much newer architecture. A lot of lovely Kempe windows and figures of six-winged angels on the rood screen. Sadly, the pews have been removed and with them, perhaps something of the atmosphere. Still, there's a lovely 'tree' structure with candle holders, inviting the visitor to pause and to pray...and there's a human scale to the building and its exterior- which can be taken in with a single sweeping glance. Stephen (a volunteer) was generous with his knowledge of the history of the site. More pillars on one side than on the other....
Written 3 September 2022
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BirdBrain99
Greater London, UK232 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
Stockton-on-Tees, UK2,597 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK1,856 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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