Wakefield Cathedral

For over 1000 years people have been gathering in this holy place, visit Wakefield Cathedral to embark on a voyage of historical and spiritual discovery!

About this church

Wakefield Cathedral is located right in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and businesses, with people passing our doors as they go about their daily life. Many of those people come by to light a candle, say a prayer, or spend a moment of stillness and calm. There are many fascinating treasures to discover in Wakefield Cathedral: fine medieval carvings including many animals and green men; impressive, finely carved screen behind the high altar; the most complete collection of stained glass by Charles Kempe in the world; the unusual octagonal font dating from 1661; and the magnificent east end extension built (1888) to celebrate the creation of the Diocese of Wakefield.

Key Features

  • Captivating architecture
  • Spectacular stained glass
  • Magnificent memorials
  • Glorious furnishings
  • Enchanting atmosphere
  • Fascinating churchyard
  • Social heritage stories
  • National heritage here
  • Famous connections

Visitors information

  • Bus stop within 100m
  • Train station within 250m
  • Level access to the main areas
  • On street parking at church
  • Parking within 250m
  • Accessible toilets in church
  • Non-accessible toilets in church
  • Accessible toilets nearby
  • Café in church
  • Café within 500m
  • Dog friendly
  • Walkers & cyclists welcome
  • Space to secure your bike
  • Church shop or souvenirs

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