The Cathedral is Sheffield’s oldest building, the ancient heart of a great city, where God has been worshipped for over a thousand years. It stands as a sign of God’s love for us all, whoever we are and whatever our need. Its doors are open every day of the year. It has changed much over the centuries but its mission remains the same: to be a place of sanctuary and meeting, of exploration and excellence; a place for all people.
The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop and a centre of worship for the Diocese of Sheffield, serving the whole of South Yorkshire. It is also a spiritual home for a diverse community of people. There are services every weekday as well as on Sundays and a varied programme of educational and social events. The Cathedral is also a thriving venue for music-making, much of it by our own choir within the great choral tradition of English Cathedrals.
The Cathedral cares for the homeless and vulnerable of Sheffield by offering food, medical care, training and support through the Cathedral Archer Project. This is located in the Community Resource Centre, which also has conference and training facilities.
There is no admission charge for those who enter the Cathedral. The Cathedral’s work is funded in part through the generosity of the Church Burgesses’ Trust, an ancient foundation set up during the reign of Queen Mary I as stewards of lands within Sheffield. We receive a grant from the Church Commissioners each year. Otherwise, we have to raise the money we need to do our work. We do this through the giving of our congregations and visitors and through our hospitality business.