Light a Candle

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

*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
  • Aristides

    My father’s health.

    22nd April 2024

  • Angela

    Praying for work , own home and faith in Jesus for daughter and son. Good friend and to be a friend.
    Health and healing for A and P.
    Strengthening of faith and draw near to Jesus.
    See family this Easter.
    Hospitality from our home.

    22nd April 2024

  • nicola riley

    for a out come on weels to work
    as I need to be at yhe course in the morning and the buses are not grate
    to have money in my bank so I can help my
    son too get expted for a cridet card
    so I can buy intervwe clothing

    13th February 2024

  • Rhianne

    In memory of my Grandad. A year has passed since you left us. Not a day goes by where we don’t think about you xx

    13th February 2024

  • Alex

    Inner peace and happy new year for 2024

    2nd January 2024

  • Jacqueline Bermudez

    Pray for peace in my marriage and renewed joy. Pray that Jesus shows us how to love eachother as He loves us. Pray for patience and forgiveness for anger. Pray for my husbands return to church and faith in Christ.

    I think about Saint Monica

    20th December 2023

  • 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

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

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