Sheffield Cathedral


Clues to the breadth of Sheffield Cathedral’s historic and religious significance can be found across the thousand year old site; dog-tooth patterned stones from a Norman church can be found in the eastern wall and the Medieval spire can be traced back to the early 15th century.

At the end of the first World War, what was a Medieval parish church became Sheffield Cathedral and was significantly enlarged. As part of its centenary celebrations in 2014, in which the interior of the building underwent a sizeable refurbishment from new floors to internal wheelchair access, Luke Hughes were commissioned to provide new seating. Stacking pews, pioneered by Luke Hughes in 1995, were crafted in oak to compliment the warmth and light provided by the ceiling's stain-glass ‘Lantern Tower’. With seating for over 500 congregants, the space can be cleared within 20 minutes, allowing the room to be utilised for a variety of functions.

Working with project architects Thomas Ford and Partners and the Revd Canon Christopher Burke of Sheffield Cathedral, the project was completed in April 2014.

See the Sheffield Cathedral stacking pews in action here.

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