Wakefield Cathedral gets the prize for being the most visitor-friendly cathedral that I’ve been to so far! Definitely #1. And my first ever visit yesterday ~ I was most impressed!
Because? Well, they welcome visitors to do things – like walk around their new labyrinth, throw coins at a model of the cathedral trying to hit the bell (not the quietest of activities, but I loved it!), light candles, and guess what? Yes, even take photos!
Somewhat ironic that Wakefield City is a nightmare of a maze to drive around with signposts of place names and roads that kind of seem to bear no relation to each other ~ and yet there in the cathedral is an oasis of calm, and the most beautiful labyrinth to walk around. It may be a maze outside, but inside it’s a labyrinth ~ and there’s a big difference between the two!
Wakefield Cathedral may no longer have a diocese, cos they’re now part of the newly-created Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales, but it sure is some great cathedral!