People have been gathering on the site of Sheffield Cathedral for over a thousand years, as evidenced by a Saxon Cross now on display in the British Museum. Granted Cathedral status in 1914, the cathedral is the oldest building in Sheffield to be open 365 days a year. It is a Grade 1 listed building with significant local, regional and national importance.
Sheffield Cathedral is a beautiful building that tells the story of the origins of the city in the early 12th century, its development through the years, its industrial heritage and an association with the cutlery and silver industries. Today the Cathedral meets the needs of a multicultural community, welcoming thousands of visitors every year.
The Cathedral sits at the heart of this great city. It even has its own tram stop! It is loved passionately by the people it serves, offering guided tours and a range of cultural events, concerts and exhibitions to enjoy, as well as providing educational and musical opportunities for children and young people. The Cathedral also has its own award-winning family friendly 1554 Coffee and Gift Shop stocked full of locally sourced gifts, food and beverages, including the Heavenly Coffee! The Cathedral even has its own Sheffield ‘mark’.
Sheffield Cathedral aspires to be ‘A Place for all People’ (and dogs!). At its heart it is a place of worship with a growing congregation of people originating from countries across the world. Most importantly, it is a holy place where prayers are said daily and where people can seek quiet space and sanctuary within its ancient walls.
Latest news from Sheffield Cathedral
Hundreds of people will gather tonight (Friday) for Winchester Cathedral’s annual lantern
Schoolchildren have taken part in Remembrance Workshops at Carlisle Cathedral making poppies
The new school term is here which means the return of Choral Evensong. There are a couple of
Heritage Open Days this September at your Cathedrals. Summer is almost over and our cathedrals