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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
  • Emma Clemenson

    I want to light a candle for a beautiful friend & work colleague, who is no longer with us, Everyone misses her so much at work.

    1st February 2023

  • Donna Swallow

    For my Dad. I miss you dearly xXx

    4th January 2023

  • Stephanie hutton

    In loving memory of my mum, a special grandma to my children we all miss you very much

    11th December 2022

  • Craig Henderson

    For our Dad David. Left us 12/11/2020, gone but never forgotten. Much loved . Miss you and Always in our hearts. Norma, Craig , Mark, Kirstin, Emma, Phil, Adam and Esme

    16th November 2022

  • Edith and Sylvia Gregory

    In loving memory of Edith and Sylvia. Loved and dearly missed by all of us here.

    15th October 2022

  • Alfred Gregory

    In loving memory of Alf, loving father and grandfather. May you be reunited with Edith and Sylvia up in heaven. Missed and thought of every day

    15th October 2022

  • Christine Ringrose and Kenneth Hudson

    In loving memory of a much Loved Aunty and Dad. Reunited together again in heaven and in spirit. You are both dearly missed and loved by all of us here

    15th October 2022

  • Alice & Frank Hudson

    In loving memory of Alice and Frank Hudson.

    15th October 2022

  • Baby Frankie

    In loving memory of Baby Frankie that sadly passed at the age of two. May your memory be a blessing to all who knew you and to all of us in the present and future to come.

    15th October 2022

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

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