The Cathedral Church of All Saints serves a Diocese of a million people in West and South Yorkshire. The present building dates from the 14th century, and boasts a magnificent collection of stained glass by C. E. Kempe, much fine wood carving, and the tallest spire in Yorkshire.
The Cathedral is situated in the heart of Wakefield's busy shopping precinct and serves as a magnificent landmark, it's spire being visible from miles around.
In the early 1990s artist Tess Jaray was commissioned to provide the Cathedral with a more prominent role in city centre life.
She achieved this by removing a low stone wall which effectively cut the Cathedral off from its surroundings, and replaced it with a flight of broad stairs which double as occasional seating for over one thousand people.
Jaray also designed a patterned floorscape, a series of stone seats with integral lighting and a range of street furniture to really bring the Cathedral back into the heart of the city.