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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
  • Irene

    Please god let me get all A * on my alevel exams. God please let me get into Newcastle uni and not do any presentation there.. Please help achy navigate through her gcse and help akku for in well in her new school and help ammaloo with her Sat’s.

    10th August 2022

  • Claire Taylor

    For my Dad and lover of Cathedrals. Always my Daddy on Father’s Day, I love you life will never be the same without you

    22nd June 2022

  • Grace Iredale

    For Nana (Jean Jones)
    Love you always, on your way xxxxx

    13th April 2022

  • susan rennard

    My candle is for all the Doctors. Nurses, Fire Fighters and volunteers working tirelessly to help the people in Ukraine.

    22nd March 2022

  • Kiran

    God of peace and justice,
    we pray for the people of Ukraine today.
    We pray for peace and the laying down of weapons.
    We pray for all those who fear for tomorrow,
    that your Spirit of comfort would draw near to them.

    17th March 2022

  • Rose Wood

    I pray for all the lost souls of the conflict in Ukraine. May they rest in peace.

    17th March 2022

  • Gillian

    For Judith suffering with Cancer.
    For Jean and Derrick
    Rachel, Barry all with Covid

    17th March 2022

  • J Reeve

    Praying for peace in Ukraine and relief of the desperate plight of its people.

    17th March 2022

  • Alison

    Praying for peace and love to overcome hatred and aggression. For all the people of Ukraine. ??

    17th March 2022

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

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