Cathedral Church of All Saints
Monday-Friday 08.00-17.00; Saturday & Sunday 08.00-16.00
|Sunday||Choral Eucharist 11.00; Evensong 15.30|
|Tuesday||Evensong 17.00 (Boys' voices) during term time|
|Wednesday||Evensong 18.00 (Girls' voices) during term time|
|Thursday||Evensong 18.30 (Boys' and Girls' voices) during term time|
Music list www.wakefieldcathedral.org.uk/?idno=986
Director of Music
Tom Moore (since 2010)
The Cathedral Choir consists of boys, girls and Lay Clerks. The boys, aged 8-13, are mostly educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School whilst the girls, aged 8-18, whose choir started in 1992, are recruited from various schools.
The present organ dates from the 1905 Abbot & Smith, the 1951 Compton and the 1985 Wood of Huddersfield organs. The Wood organ is a five manual: Choir, Great, Swell, Solo & Bombarde with 93 stops, played from the the main console in the North Choir. The main case was probably built by Renatus Harris, about 1710.
The Very Revd Jonathan Greener (since 2009)
The Right Revd Nick Baines (Bishop of Leeds) (since 2014)
Bishop: Wakefield Cathedral is one of three Cathedrals in the Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales. The Diocesan Bishop is the Bishop of Leeds; Wakefield also has its own Area Bishop, The Right Revd. Tony Robinson (Bishop of Wakefield from 2014)
The first stone church was Norman but was then much rebuilt in the early 14th century. Considerable alterations were made in the 15th century - panelled roofs with carved and gilded bosses and a new tower surmounted by a spire. There was much destruction during the Reformation - statues, stained glass and Rood Screen - as well as the addition of a pulpit and galleries. In the 19th century George Gilbert Scott was brought in to repair much of this damage and neglect and later J L Pearson and his son Frank for the building of new Eastern Transepts.
FCM at Wakefield
FCM Diocesan Representative
FCM National Gatherings
1982, 1993, 2013