Wakefield Cathedral is an impressive architectural feat. From the iconic church spire that dominates the Wakefield skyline, to the medieval misericords and stained glass windows there is so much to see and inspire when walking through the site.
There have been numerous restoration projects through the Cathedral’s long history. One of the biggest restoration projects began in 1858 when famous architect George Gilbert Scott was commissioned to review the site. His recommendations led to repairs being undertaken over the next 2 decades. The Cathedral is therefore an eclectic mix of medieval and Victorian architectural work.
A more recent restoration project began in 2013, on the 125th anniversary of Wakefield achieving cathedral status. As part of the changes, the nave pews were removed and the space reverting back into the open space it would have been during the medieval period. This has given the Cathedral new opportunities for outreach and engagement, and facilitated the creation of the Wakefield Labyrinth which aids quiet reflection.