Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Cathedral
4.5
9:00 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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4.5
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Anne K
Ellsworth, ME3 contributions
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, UK13 contributions
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
122 contributions
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
Lichfield, UK73 contributions
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, UK223 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
Stockton-on-Tees, UK2,602 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, UK1,902 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, UK5 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, UK94 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, UK216 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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