The Friends


We are delighted that Wakefield Cathedral has recently been restored and renewed, thanks to major support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the generosity of many other donors. It is a beautiful, flexible space for worship and for use by the whole community. This is now a church of which our city, diocese and region can be justifiably proud; a place for meeting, conversation, gathering, celebration and a positive force for good throughout the area.

Having secured the building and it's future, we are keen to attract new people through our doors and to develop our support across the region. To that end, we are re-launching the Friends of Wakefield Cathedral and would love you to join us on this journey.

Our Aims

To support the work, the life and the fabric of the Cathedral by

  • Fundraising
  • Organising a wide range of events and visits
  • Encouraging greater participation from all sectors in society
  • To engage with other organisations and charities

The Benefits

  • Being a valued part of the Cathedral community
  • The feel-good factor of helping to safeguard the Cathedral for the future
  • Providing a legacy for the whole community
  • Invitations to special Friends' events, lectures, outings and social gatherings
  • Discounts in participating shops and services where you see the Friends of Wakefield Cathedral sign
  • Discounts on hiring the Cathedral or Crypt for your own events

Please see the links below for more information.

Friends Leaflet

Friends Offers

Upcoming Events

All are very welcome to Friends' organised events. You do not need to be a Friend in order to attend!

The friends of Wakefield Cathedral funded a film made by One to One Productions. The film was produced to support a fund raising campaign for Project 2013, the films offers a sensitive insight into the role the Cathedral plays in many peoples' lives. The film captures the aspirations on the 2013 Project and evidences how important this was to the Cathedrals next phase of serving the local communities. Here is the link on watch the film -

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