Become a Cathedral Patron

Wakefield Cathedral

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.

A place for sanctuary, encounter, prayer, and culture for centuries, the cathedral is a rich repository of our shared heritage. It is also a living community which continues to be shaped by and for the people of Wakefield and surrounding district.

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.

Wakefield Cathedral

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.

Our Patrons

We offer our heartfelt gratitude to our patrons; their support helps us to fulfil our mission through outreach projects, pastoral work and special events, as well as preserving our rich history.

Gold Corporate Patrons

One World Travel Group

“We are very honoured to become gold sponsor of the cathedral and really grateful for the opportunity you’ve given to us. I am a strong believer that the cathedral is the heart of our city and has played a vital role in our local community life in the past and will continue to in the future.”
Samantha Harvey, Managing Director


Prosper Wakefield

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“Having lived in Wakefield all our lives,  it’s an honour to be a founding member of the patron scheme. The Cathedral is the jewel in the Crown of Wakefield and the only reason we have a city status . We looking forward to cementing the relationships formed to help promote this fantastic asset.”
– Antony & Lisa de Csernatony 


Silver Corporate Patrons

We Are Wakefield

“It’s an honour to become one of the founding patrons for Wakefield Cathedral.  This iconic building sits at the heart of our District and works so hard to benefit our community.  We Are Wakefield Ltd is proud to continue the wonderful relationship we have with the Cathedral by supporting the Patron scheme.”
– Claire Sutherley, Managing Director

Gold Patrons

David and Lorna Dinmore | Gael Clough | The Lord Charles St Oswald | Jess Riley | Irving Warnett | Melvyn and Susan Woodhead

Patron Opportunities

  • Individual & Joint Patron Opportunities

    Silver Patron
    Individual – £500 per annum (or £40 a month)
    Joint – £750 per annum (or £60 a month)

    Gold Patron
    Individual – £1000 per annum (or £82 a month)
    Joint – £1500 per annum (or £123 a month)

    In return you will receive:
    • invitation to an annual Patrons’ Reception
    • VIP invitations to events and services throughout the year
    • complimentary ticket to Carols by Candlelight
    • biannual Patrons’ e-newsletter with updates on how your support is helping
    • knowledge that you’re helping the cathedral flourish at the heart of Wakefield
    • annual invitation to the Dean’s Dinner for Gold patrons

  • Corporate Patron Opportunities

    Silver Patron – £500 per annum
    Gold Patron – £1000 per annum

    In return you will receive:
    • Acknowledgment of your support and your company logo on our website, on our social media channels and in our e-newsletter
    • an invitation to our annual Patrons reception and other opportunities throughout the year for networking and promoting your business
    • biannual Patrons’ e-newsletter with updates on how your support is helping
    • partnership rate for hire of the cathedral and free use of Chapter House two times a year (*a staffing cost for evening use may apply)
    • an annual invitation to the Dean’s Dinner for Gold Patrons
    • the knowledge that you are helping the cathedral to flourish at the heart of Wakefield

    (Please contact our Development Manager about further corporate partnership opportunities by email or call 01924 373923).

How to get involved

Signing up to become a Patron couldn’t be easier. Simply:

  1. Visit our “Donate” page on the website following the link below
  2. On the online giving form, select Fund option as ‘Individual/Joint Patron’ or ‘Corporate Patron’ and then decide how you would like to make your payments (either monthly or annually)
  3. Complete the payment process and you are all good to go!

(if paying monthly, please email to confirm your first payment date)

Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with further details on your Patron membership, and our Development Manager will be in touch to say thank you and to confirm contact details/preferences are all correct.

Click here to sign up today

Alternative Payment Options

(If using one of the following payment methods, you will need to complete a paper copy of the “Become a Wakefield Cathedral Patron” form, downloadable below or available via request from

Phone – please call 01924 373923 for your payment to be taken over the phone

Cheque – please make any cheques payable to “Wakefield Cathedral” and post to “Wakefield Cathedral Office, 8-10 Westmorland Street, Wakefield, WF1 1PJ” with reference “Cathedral Patron [Membership option] (e.g. Cathedral Patron Corporate Gold)”

Become a Wakefield Cathedral Patron - Leaflet & Registration Form

Further information

If you have any questions about the scheme or would like to speak to someone before signing up, please contact Rachel Copley, Development Manager or 01924 373923.

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Wakefield Cathedral

Cathedral Centre
8-10 Westmorland St
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01924 373923