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Candles in the cathedral

Candles have always held a significant and prominent place in Christian worship, representing the light that God brought into the world through Christ.

When visiting Wakefield Cathedral many visitors choose to light a candle, be it in memory of a loved one or as a sign of prayer to God, giving thanks or sharing worries. 

Lighting a candle can offer a person something to focus on when taking time to reflect or saying a prayer.

We have a number of candle stations located around the cathedral. There is no charge to light a candle but donations are greatly appreciated. All monies raised support the upkeep of Wakefield Cathedral for future generations

Did you know...

On an average year Wakefield Cathedral goes through over 32,000 candles! The largest candle in the cathedral, the Paschal Candle, is blessed and lit at Easter and then used throughout Easter and on special occasions within the year.

Virtual candles

If you are unable to visit Wakefield Cathedral there is also the opportunity to light a virtual candle, appearing on our website as seen below.

You may wish to light a virtual candle in memory of a loved one or to signify a marked occasion in your life. When filling out the form you will have the opportunity to:

  • Write a personalised message
  • Upload an image to accompany the message*

Again there is no charge to light a virtual candle, however donations are greatly appreciated.

Simply click ‘Light a Candle’, fill out the form and your candle and message will appear on our virtual candle wall below.

If you have any questions please do contact us by emailing admin@wakefield-cathedral.org.uk

*if an image is uploaded it will replace the image of the candle, if no image is chosen a pre-selected image of a candle will be shown

Light a Candle
  • Vivien Buckley

    My Mum died.

    28th November 2023

  • Christine Knight

    For my dear Mum, missed more than words can say xxx

    14th November 2023

  • prathibha

    Please heal my mother Thakamony from Headache and head pain and other problems in head….Amen

    14th November 2023

  • prathibha

    my mother( Thankamony) having mamogram check up this month 28th . Please pray the result has no problems….Amen

    14th November 2023

  • prathibha

    Dear Lord, Please heal me from headache and other issues in my head.

    31st July 2023

  • prathibha

    For purchasing land we applied loan, but not sanctioned, facing issues. Please pray for me getting loan before 25 th. The land lord never extend the time after 25th.. Please pray for me…Amen

    19th July 2023

  • Bli

    I light this candle for Yulia, so that you will have peace of mind and that she will finally have self-love

    5th June 2023

  • Alison Dean

    I am lighting a candle in memory of my uncle Philip Sykes who has died today aged 82 after a short illness.

    5th June 2023

  • Ivana Steven

    For my dad. I miss you so much. You are forever in my heart and you will be my hero forever.

    5th June 2023

The Globe Candle Display, donated to Wakefield Cathedral from our sister cathedral in Skara, Sweden

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