For Adults and the Community

Activity clubs

Board Games Club (from 13:00) and Crafts Club (from 14:00) – every Tuesday in Treacy Hall

Join us every Tuesday afternoon as we host Crafts Club & Board Games Club from Treacy Hall.

Bring along your crafting materials (be it knitting, sketching or perhaps cross-stitching is your thing) and meet like-minded individuals who share your passion for crafting … with enough tea, coffee and biscuits for everyone!

On the same afternoon we also host our Board Games Club, a great way to spend an afternoon playing some of your favourite games with friends new and old. You can select from our range of games or you are welcome to bring your own from home.

(Free activities, no booking necessary)


Since launching in 2008, Artwalk has offered Wakefield’s creative community opportunities to exhibit their work in venues across the city centre (including Wakefield Cathedral and the Cathedral Kitchen), meet, and sell to a growing number of visitors.

Visit the Artwalk Wakefield website to find out more and see when the next Artwalk is scheduled to take place.

Visit Artwalk website


Our wonderful volunteers are at the heart of what we do at Wakefield Cathedral, supporting the cathedral across all areas of mission, work and worship, bringing with them their wealth of experience, personalities and skills – we simply couldn’t do what we do without them.

To find out more about volunteering at Wakefield Cathedral, the different roles available and our current vacancies, please visit the Volunteering page of our website.

Our groups

Wakefield Cathedral are proud to be associated with a number of groups who support the cathedral in a variety of different ways.

See below to find out more and how to get involved.

  • Mothers' Union

    A worldwide Christian charity with over 4 million members in 83 countries, Mothers’ Union’s bring support for family life to the heart of communities through praying, campaigning and enabling. (Visit the Mothers’ Union page to find out more and how to get involved).

  • Bible studies group

    Throughout the year we hold online Bible Study classes, discussing the Gospel reading set for the week and applying the text to daily life.

    This informal group setting is a great way to meet like-minded individuals and usually takes place from 20:00 on Thursday evenings via Zoom, free for all to attend.

    To find out more about Bible Studies at Wakefield Cathedral visit our Bible Studies page.

  • Flower Arrangers

    Throughout the year we are fortunate to be supported by the wonderful Flower Arrangers of Wakefield Cathedral, bringing decoration and colour to many occasions. (Visit the Our Groups page to find out more and how to get involved).

  • Bell Ringers

    The Bell Ringers of Wakefield Cathedral meet on Tuesdays (practice) and Sundays (ringing) and are always open to new members interested in joining. (Visit our page about The Bells of Wakefield Cathedral to find out more and how to get involved).

Cathedral tours

For dates of our free guided tours, please see our Tours page.

We are very proud of the magnificent building here at Wakefield Cathedral and are always delighted to share it with visitors. Entry to the cathedral is free seven-days-a-week, please feel free to wander round at your leisure.

For larger groups or people interested in receiving a guided tour of Wakefield Cathedral, we recommend you contact the main office and we will be able to discuss your plans, any costs and find a day and time which would be most appropriate.

Call 01924 373923 or email to enquire today.


Tower Tours

Two or three times a year, usually correlating with school holidays or cultural days within the calendar, we offer the opportunity for visitors to partake in tower tours, climbing up the tower, visiting the ringing room and looking out from the top of the tower at the panoramic sites of Wakefield and the surrounding areas.

As Yorkshire’s tallest spire, our tower tours provide visitors with an exceptional experience, an opportunity to learn more about the history and importance of the bells of Wakefield Cathedral and the chance to view some stunning sights.

Visit the Events page to find out if we have any tower tours coming up, or alternatively contact the main office on 01924 373923 or email

(Please note, we are not able to allow members of the public to look around the tower unaccompanied for health and safety reasons).


Bespoke Tours

As well as offering cathedral tours and tower tours, throughout the year we often have the opportunity to host bespoke tours of the cathedral. These tours could be focusing on the wonderful stained glass artwork, discussing the history of the cathedral or showcasing large scale art pieces. Any bespoke tours will be advertised via our social media channels and on the Events section of our website.


Throughout the year we host a variety of creative workshops and activity days within the cathedral’s grounds.

These often fall around the major dates in the Christian Calendar (eg Easter, Harvest, Christmas etc), during school holidays or during activity weekends within the city centre (eg Rhubarb Weekend).

Visit our events page to see what workshops are currently in the diary or contact the cathedral office on 01924 373923 or via

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Wakefield Cathedral

Cathedral Centre
8-10 Westmorland St
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01924 373923