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It costs £2357 per day to run the cathedral (that’s £16,501 every single week!) We are only able to operate thanks to the kind support of generous supporters, fundraising efforts and grants – every penny really does make a difference.

How to donate

The quickest and easiest way to make a donation to Wakefield Cathedral is by using our online donation form which can be seen below.

For further information on donating by post, over the phone or in person please see the relevant sections below.

  • Donate by post

    If you prefer to make your donation via the post, please send any cheques to Wakefield Cathedral Centre, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ, made payable to Wakefield Cathedral (Please do not post cash).

  • Donate by phone

    To make a donation over the phone please call the cathedral office on 01924 373923 between the hours of 08:30-16:30, Monday to Friday.

  • Donate in person

    You are welcome to visit the cathedral any time during our opening hours to make a donation in person. We have various donation stations (both cash and card/contactless) available throughout the cathedral, or feel free to speak to a member of the cathedral team if you would like to hand your donation over in person.

  • Find out more

    If you would like to discuss your donation options with a member of the cathedral team, please call 01924 373923 between 08:30-16:30 Monday to Friday or email

Other ways to donate

If you are looking to make a regular donation to Wakefield Cathedral (be it weekly, monthly or annually), are interested in finding out more about leaving a gift in your Will or would like to donate and be in with the chance of winning a cash prize each month, read on to discover more.

  • Become a Wakefield Cathedral Patron

    Become a Patron of Wakefield Cathedral and become part both of our history and our future.

    The cathedral is the oldest building in Wakefield, sitting at the heart of the city and the reason for our city status. Its beauty is something to be cherished by us all.

    It costs almost £2000 a day to maintain our beautiful building, run our music and education programmes and remain open every day as a place of welcome for all. We receive no funding from the government or diocese, relying on the generosity of voluntary donations whilst working hard to develop other sources of income.

    By becoming a Patron you will not only be helping us to meet those costs and enabling us to safeguard our heritage for the future, but you will be joining a group of likeminded people who care about the City and District of Wakefield, and value the place of the cathedral in its past and future.

    We have tiered Individual/Joint Patron opportunities as well as Corporate Patron opportunities.

    For more information or to sign up please click here.

  • Sponsor a Chorister

    Music is central to the life of the cathedral and being part of it as a chorister can be a life transforming experience. It’s an opportunity that we would like to be on offer to children from any background across the Wakefield District.

    By sponsoring a chorister, you will enable our choral musical tradition to continue to the highest level, whilst providing the lifelong benefits of being a chorister to a new generation of children.

    Your gift of £20 per month, £60 per quarter, or £240 per year will help to cover the basic costs of one chorister and will sustain and develop the music department in the long-term.

    Signing up to sponsor a Chorister couldn’t be easier. Simply use the online giving form above, select Fund option as ‘Sponsor a Chorister’ and then decide how you would like to make your payments (either £20 per month or a one-off payment of £240). Complete the payment process and you are all good to go!

    For more information please click here.

  • Regular Giving - Parish Giving Scheme

    If you would like to provide the cathedral with a sustainable source of income to protect the future of the cathedral for generations to come, why not consider setting up a monthly donation to any amount of your choice.

    The Parish Giving Scheme is Wakefield Cathedral’s chosen provider for handling monthly direct debits. The scheme is free for the cathedral to use and for the donor too, meaning 100% of your donations each month goes directly to us.

    To register today please visit and search for “Wakefield Cathedral” to begin your registration or download our “How it works” document below.

    Alternatively, for those not wishing to use Parish Giving Scheme, regular giving can also be set up using the donation screen above – however a small percentage of this goes to the service provider (Churchsuite) to cover administration costs.

  • Join the 100 Club

    The 100 Club is your opportunity to support Wakefield Cathedral and have the chance to win a cash prize each month!

    How it works:

    1. Members are asked to set up a standing order for £5 per month or make a one-off payment of £60 per year.
    2. Members will be allocated a randomly assigned number.
    3. The draw will be held on the last Friday of each month.

    1st Prize – £50, 2nd Prize – £30, 3rd Prize – £20

    All remaining funds each month will go to the running costs of the cathedral.

    Download our 100 Club flyer below for further information, or to register download our Standing Order form below and return to Wakefield Cathedral Office, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ.

    (Please gamble responsibly, players must be aged 18+,  visit for more information).

  • - 100 Club Latest Winners (May 2024)

    The winning numbers for the 100 Club May 2024 draw are as follows:

    1st Prize: £50 – No 53 (Central Wakefield)
    2nd Prize: £30
    – No 45 (Sandal)
    3rd Prize: £20
    – No 43 (Crofton)

    Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone for playing.

  • Leave a legacy

    Could you consider remembering Wakefield Cathedral by leaving a gift in your will?

    Leaving a gift in your will is an easy and tax efficient way to support the cathedral and leave a lasting legacy, helping the cathedral to continue its mission across the diocese and beyond.

    To find out more about leaving a gift in your will speak with your chosen solicitor or email us on and a member of our team will be in touch.

Wakefield Cathedral

"I support Wakefield Cathedral because my wife and I love worshipping there… giving regularly using the Parish Giving Scheme is an excellent and easy way of doing so - for my wife and I it is a ‘no brainer’!”

- Chris Fowler - Congregation member and Parish Giving Scheme donor

A note on Gift Aid

Donating through Gift Aid means charities and community amateur sports clubs (CASCs) can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give, without it costing you a penny! If you are a UK tax payer then you could be eligible. Find out more, visit the Gift Aid page on

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Wakefield Cathedral

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