Sponsor a Chorister

Our sincere thanks to our current Chorister Sponsors:

Neil Hopwood | Marc Corbett-Weaver | John North | Angela & Joe Tosh | Charles & Jean Boothroyd | Alan Leading | Jill Millichamp | Anthony & Sandra Musgreave | Claire Marsh | Joan Sharp | Russell Leigh | Ian Greenhalgh | Alison Dean | In memory of Richard Haigh | Christine Haigh | Councillor Josie Pritchard, Mayor of Wakefield | Susan Mary Taylor | David Taylor | Georgina Reynard

Sponsor a Chorister today

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 at 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.

Wakefield Cathedral

I love everything about being in the choir! I love singing amazing songs which I’ve never heard of before, being a part of the choir and the chance to make new friends, it’s been great!

- Arthur, Wakefield Cathedral Chorister

Your sponsorship will support one chorister by contributing towards the highest quality professional training; a small termly payment in recognition of their hard work; robes, music and all other resources and materials; the development of lifelong skills, opportunities, friendships and the joy of music.

In return for your sponsorship, you will receive:

  • A termly e-newsletter updating you on the insights and progress of our choristers.
  • An invitation to an annual event to mark our gratitude to our sponsors.
  • A complimentary ticket and VIP seat at carols by candlelight.
  • VIP invitations to several other special services where the choir is featured.
  • Recognition on our website.

How to get involved

Signing up to sponsor a Chorister couldn’t easier. Simply:

  1. Visit our “Donate” page on the website following the link below
  2. On the online giving form, 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)
  3. Complete the payment process and you are all good to go!

(if paying monthly, please email DevelopmentManager@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk to confirm your first payment date)

Following your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with further details on your Chorister Sponsorship, 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 “Sponsor a Chorister” Form, downloadable below or available via request from DevelopmentManager@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk).

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 “Sponsor a Chorister”

Parish Giving Scheme – if you would like to use our recommended Direct Debit giving platform, please click the link below to visit the Parish Giving Scheme website and follow the instructions to complete your Direct Debit Registration,

Visit Parish Giving Scheme website

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 DevelopmentManager@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk or 01924 373923.

Wakefield Cathedral

I love being able to sing in front of people, and especially when I see people in the audience who I know. When I first started I was quite nervous but excited, now I just really enjoy it and singing along to joyful music.

- Lily-Rose, Wakefield Cathedral Chorister

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