The Peace Dove installation is an important addition to the Cathedral and its community. It is a large-scale artwork created by renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker and composer David Harper, featuring several thousand doves suspended above the nave of the Cathedral. Schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire will contribute by decorating their doves with messages of peace, love, and hope – creating a unique piece that reflects the thoughts and feelings of local people from all faiths, ages, and backgrounds.
The Peace Doves, a large-scale installation at Sheffield Cathedral (UK), is a collaboration between renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker, composer David Harper, and the community of Sheffield. The artwork features several thousand paper doves suspended above the nave of the Cathedral. Schools across Sheffield and South Yorkshire will contribute to the artwork, as will community groups and well-being groups. The general public will decorate the doves with messages of peace, love, and hope—creating a unique piece that reflects their thoughts and feelings.
Visitors to the Cathedral are welcome to appreciate its scale and beauty and experience a sense of serenity and peace. Entry is free with a suggested entry donation of £3 per person. Donations will go towards the care and work of this beautiful landmark building—helping to keep its doors open for all.
This entire installation was a labor of love by the Cathedral. They wanted to create something beautiful and hopeful and inspiring, as a reminder that it is good in the world. The people at the Cathedral are proud of what they’ve managed to accomplish, and they hope everyone who visits enjoys themselves…and maybe learns something along the way.