The Queen's Visit to Sheffield Cathedral

Last Thursday, Queen Elizabeth II visited Sheffield Cathedral for the Royal Maundy service where she honoured 89 men and 89 women in recognition for their service to the church and local community.

Maundy Thursday

We were blessed with bright weather and a joyous atmosphere as thousands of people awaited the Queen's arrival outside the Cathedral. Our own choir joined with Her Majesty's Chapel Royal Choir to accompany the Queen while she distributed two pouches of specially minted Maundy money to each recipient.

This was the first time the Royal Maundy has been distributed in Sheffield. It will be fondly remembered by all at the Cathedral for years to come!

Take a look at our gallery of images.

South Yorkshire has so many people working selflessly for others. There really could be not have been a better way of recognising this as well as marking the centenary of becoming a Cathedral.
— The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt Revd Dr Steven Croft

Recipients Reaction

A number of Royal Maundy recipients share their reactions after the service. Watch them here.