This is why huge fences have suddenly appeared around Sheffield Cathedral

It is one of Sheffield city centre’s most beautiful and historic buildings – but if you’ve wandered past the cathedral in the last day or so you may have noticed it is currently hidden behind huge metal fences.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 1:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 4:28 pm

The whole precinct area in front of the historic church has been fenced off – all the way from the tram stop, right up to the doors of the cathedral.

And its sudden disappearance has left many wondering why the cathedral currently looks like a bit of a building site.

Well, don’t worry – there’s a festive slant to the reason why the city centre’s most famous building is currently shut off from view.

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Metal fences have sprung up around Sheffield Cathedral.

And that’s because of an event that is taking place this Sunday.

The Angels Are Coming will be held on December 8 from 6pm to 11pm and the fences are in preparation for that particular event.

So what’s going on?

Well, according to Sheffield Cathedral, the building is being ‘transformed in a way you have never seen before.’

A spokesman said: “A spectacular sound and light show will transform the facade of the magnificent Cathedral starting Christmas celebrations off for all the family. The interior will also be transformed, you will experience being immersed in stunning light art set to bespoke music created by Artistic Collaboration Luxmuralis. Christmas begins here in Sheffield!

Doors open at 6pm with entry slots every 20 minutes. You must book and you can stay as long as you like once inside. Last entry is 10pm, doors close at 11pm.

Tickets available from the cathedral.