For over 1,000 years people have gathered in Wakefield Cathedral to offer their prayers and praise. A historic gem is located in the heart of the city.

Not only is the Cathedral one of the UK’s most magnificent churches, it also has the tallest spire in Yorkshire – stretching up some 247ft (even higher than York Minster) it dominates our city’s skyline.

The tower below the spire is also home to a pair of peregrine falcons and their young, who have nested here since 2015, with thousands of people from across the world taking a keen interest in the birds’ development year on year.

As impressive as it is on the outside, Wakefield Cathedral (or the Cathedral Church of All Saints) also reveals an awe-inspiring interior. Inside a colossal space is filled with historic artefacts. It also boasts the world’s most complete collection of stained glass by the renowned designer Charles Kempe.

With over 900 years of history on the site where the cathedral is situated today, Wakefield Cathedral is truly one of Yorkshire’s finest stories of longevity and triumph over adversity.

An oasis in the bustling city, Wakefield Cathedral offers a space of peace and tranquillity. It also hosts a programme of events and concerts throughout the year.

Venue opening hours

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 : 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday : 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Access facilities

  • Accessible Toilet
  • Assistance Dogs Welcome
  • Hearing Aid Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Venue Details

Find us at

Northgate, Wakefield, WF1 1HG





Venue Facilities

  • Good To Go
  • Toilets