Messy Cathedral

Wakefield Cathedral

Messy Cathedral is a way of being church for families and others; a Christ-centred morning of activities for all ages based on creativity, hospitality and celebration.


What is Messy Cathedral?

Messy Cathedral derives its origins from Messy Church which was set up to give families the opportunity to enjoy fun and creative activities together centred around Christian values and teachings.

Visit the Messy Church website

Our next Messy Cathedral...

We are pleased to announce that the next installment of Messy Cathedral will take place on Saturday 1 June 2024 starting at 11:00 and our theme will be the story of Zacchaeus. Come along for arts, crafts, story and songs finishing with a simple lunch. Booking is encouraged to help us with catering.

For further information or to book your place, please email or call 01924 373923.


Future provisional dates:

01 June 2024

07 September 2024

02 November 2024

07 December 2024



Messy Cathedral - FAQs

  • What does Messy Cathedral involve?

    Messy Cathedral can involve a variety of activities for all ages including:

    • A warm welcome for all attendees
    • Getting creative with crafts
    • Reading stories and poems and reflecting on key themes
    • Singing songs and learning actions

    Plus a free lunch or snack for all in attendance!

    Throughout the morning of activities, participants will learn about different themes or ideas found within the Christian Faith (eg around Christmas time we may learn about the Nativity or at Harvest we may learn about looking after those around us).

  • How much does it cost to attend Messy Cathedral?

    Nothing! Messy Cathedral is a completely free event to attend, no matter if you are a single-parent bringing one child or a family of twelve! 

    Any donations are greatly appreciated.

  • How do I register for the next Messy Cathedral?

    Registration is preferred but not essential. 

    To register your place or for more information email or call 01924 373923.

Looking for more activities to get involved with?

If you can’t wait until the next Messy Cathedral, why not have a go at our Weekly Craft and Activity Sheets, free to download from our website every Friday!

Visit our “Learning for Families” page to find out more where you will also be able to access a learning virtual tour of Wakefield Cathedral too!

Learning for families

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Wakefield Cathedral

Cathedral Centre
8-10 Westmorland St
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01924 373923