For over a millennium there has been a church on the site of the Cathedral.
See a timeline of its history right up to the present day.
Here you can find out more about the heritage and history of the Cathedral.
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 has watched Sheffield grow and develop over the centuries, and it tells a story – of great women and men, of wars, of industry and commerce, and of the people who have lived in Sheffield.
Here people have prayed, made music, offered hospitality and cared for the poor, as they do still today. The building reflects its many uses, with the traditional worship spaces including the grand high altar and the quiet crypt chapel, but also the busy conference centre, and the Archer Project area where the homeless and vulnerable find what they need
Here every visitor will find something to interest them. You can book a special visit, or just call in and explore. You may find that a service is happening, in which case you can join in or not as you choose.
Everyone is invited – Sheffield Cathedral is a place for all people.
We are open every day of the year.