Songs of Praise - which is your favourite hymn ?

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Do you prefer to sing along to a rousing rendition of Jerusalem or the school assembly favourite All Things Bright And Beautiful?

Whatever your taste in hymn, Wakefield Cathedral wants to hear from you as it prepares to host a week-long community event called Come On In.

Ballot boxes have sprung up around the city - including at the Express office on the Bullring - asking people to vote for their top ten favourites out of a total of 25.

They will be performed at a Songs Of Praise style event at the cathedral next month during Come On In.

The Dean of Wakefield, the Very Rev Jonathan Greener said: “This is a week of welcome, a week of sharing our building, our life and our faith with the people of Wakefield and beyond.”

As part of Come On In, there will be lots of free activities at the cathedral including breakfasts, cream teas, craft events and services.

Heidi Smith, the cathedral’s community missioner, said: “We want to show the people of this city that this is their cathedral, there are no barriers here, it doesn’t matter if you have faith or no faith.

“We’re here at the heart of this city, so come on in, use it, we’re here for you.”

The cathedral featured on BBC’s Songs Of Praise in April and will appear again in the new series of the popular Sunday evening show in November.

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