Refugees and Asylum Seekers

An International Welcome

Wakefield is home to many people from different countries and backgrounds – and every person is welcome at the Wakefield Cathedral

If you are from another country and English isn’t your first language or you have another need that we can support you with do get in touch by emailing or call us on 01924 373923.

Wakefield Cathedral

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, indeed it faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

- Psalm 84:1-3

How we can help

Study & social events

Wakefield Cathedral are organising social events and study groups to help support and get to know people from different cultural backgrounds.

These events and groups are open to all and may vary from lunches and talks through to lessons on a range of different subjects.

If you would like to find out more please email or call 01924 373923.

Further support

We are proud to support the work of Wakefield City of Sanctuary – a grassroots movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK by promoting and encouraging the inclusion of refugees and asylum seekers across the district. Click here to find out more about the work they do.

Wakefield Cathedral also has contacts with various other organisations working with refugees and asylum seekers across the area, to find out more email


Kousha Poursohrab speaking at Wakefield Cathedral of his journey

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Wakefield Cathedral

Cathedral Centre
8-10 Westmorland St
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01924 373923