About the cathedral
Sheffield Cathedral stands at the heart of what is now the fifth largest city in the United Kingdom, although before the industrial revolution its population was little more than 10,000. There has been worship on the site of the Cathedral for over a thousand years, as evidenced by a Saxon Cross now in the British Museum. The present building has been a work in progress since the early fifteenth century, and significant additions, alterations, and interventions to its fabric have been made in every subsequent century, creating a space that has been described by Pevsner as ‘beguiling’. Notable features include two magnificent Tudor monuments to the fourth and sixth Earls of Shrewsbury, a unique screen of swords and bayonets in the Chapel of St George (the memorial chapel of the now disbanded York and Lancaster Regiment), and a lantern dating from the nineteen sixties with stained glass by Amber Hiscott, dedicated in 1998. The Cathedral has a longstanding commitment to social justice and houses the Cathedral Archer Project which works with the homeless and vulnerable in Sheffield. The Cathedral choirs support a full round of weekday and Sunday sung services, and the Cathedral is open seven days a week.