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Address: Northgate, Wakefield WF1 1PJ, England
Phone Number: 01924 373923
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Description: For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to...
For over 1000 years, people have been gathering in this holy place to offer their prayers and praise to Almighty God. As they still do every day. It’s difficult to tell from a website, but here we are located right in the centre of the city, surrounded by shops and businesses, with people passing our doors as they go about their daily life. Many of those people stop by to light a candle, say a prayer, or spend a moment of stillness and calm.
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Unexpected Ancient Church

Most of central Wakefield is decaying 19th century post-industrial buildings. Suddenly in the middle of town is a 15th century masterpiece. Enjoy the superb tower and spire that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Robin042042
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Most of central Wakefield is decaying 19th century post-industrial buildings. Suddenly in the middle of town is a 15th century masterpiece. Enjoy the superb tower and spire that dominate the town (restored by the Victorians) and marvel at the slender pillars in the nave. If you are in town a visit is justified: otherwise I see no reason to divert... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Ideal for a moment's reflection and an interesting building too. Open most of the time and right in the heart of the city.

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Had not visited for a few years. What a glorious place to visit. The stained glass windows are a force to be reckoned with. The organ is something to be proud of. A place well worth going to for quiet contemplation.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Really much more beautiful than I had expected from the outside - the windows are quite awesome. Obviously refurbished but in a most sympathetic way - however, the locals I spoke to had mixed feeling about the replacement of the old oak pews with modern chairs.

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Cobham, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

the tallest church in Yorkshire this old and well put together cathedral is good for a walk though. The only comment I would make is that it could do with a little explanation or signage about when it was buil,t how it was developed and so on.

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york
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A lovely peaceful sanctuary right in the heart of Wakefield. A spacious interior with really helpful signage explaining the history and religious context of the interior.

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Great Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My only doubt would be that access in my wheelchair was a little difficult but, when the first church was built over a thousand years ago, that wouldn't have been an issue.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This Cathedral is quite small, and was extensively redecorated during the Victorian period. They are currently planning extensive improvements, so do please support them with donations. Excellent little cafe and shop.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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50 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Right in the shopping centre stands the magestic Cathedral. Not just beautiful on the outside but simply stunning inside.I was in Wakefield at college for 3 years and I used to roam the city centre with my friends,at that age I'm afraid to say we didn't notice the Cathedral we were too busy looking in shops and round the outdoor... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The Cathedral is such a relaxing church to visit if your in wakefield you can say a prayer and light a candle in memory of lost ones .

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