Welcome to the Bradford Cathedral website. We are on the east side of the new Westfield development, just a few minutes walk from both of Bradford’s stations. The Cathedral is the oldest building in the City but it also has a wonderful 20th century extension. Ancient and modern. Why not visit us and discover Bradford’s ‘hidden gem’ and spend a few quiet moments in reflection and prayer?
The Very Reverend Jerry Lepine
Dean of Bradford
Canon Sam Corley
It has been announced that Canon Sam is leaving the Cathedral to become Priest in Charge (Rector Designate) of the Leeds City Team, which includes both the Minster and Holy Trinity Church in Leeds City Centre.
Canon Sam says “It is a challenging post and interesting times lie ahead but I am looking forward to it and am grateful to Bishop Nick for the opportunity and to the appointment group for their confidence in me”.
Canon Sam will move out of the Cathedral Close in August but will then return to say goodbye formally on Sunday 6 September when the Choir return from their summer break.
He will be licensed at the Minster by Bishop Nick in October.
Sam went on to say “Bradford Cathedral has been a brilliant place to pray, work, learn and develop, and living in the Cathedral Close at the heart of such a vibrant City has been an enormous privilege. It's one of those places that gets into your soul. And, as is always the case, it is the people that have made the biggest impact. Throughout my time here I have so often had cause to give thanks to God for those I have met and worked with. It's been a lot of fun! I have learnt so much and will be forever grateful for my time at Bradford Cathedral.
There will be better opportunities for me to say more in due course - and I look forward to those. For now, I would be grateful of your prayers for me and the family; be assured of mine for you and for the Cathedral.
With the warmest of good wishes,
An eventful year in the life of the Cathedral and City
The Cathedral has three major projects starting this year whilst works continue on Cathedral Halls (The Brathay Trust) and Clergy House (Bradford Council). The Council’s Public Realm works (linked to Westfield’s new Broadway Shopping Centre) also see major improvements to the pavements and roads on Stott Hill and Church Bank. More ...
Any project is bound to cause some disruption at some point. Whilst the building and grounds will remain open for the duration, there will be times when vehicle access may be prevented and enjoyment of the peace and beauty of the site will be marred by noise and scaffolding. We therefore ask for your gracious forbearance at this time.
Work starts Monday 6 July to create the new pedestrian entrance off Stott Hill. This will require most of the northeast lawn to be fenced off, although access will be maintained through the existing Stott Hill gate. Visitors are encouraged to use the lower northwest lawns or those in front of the Tower.
Friday 3 July to Friday 14 August 2015
Bradford-born artist Doug Binder, who studied at Bradford College before moving to the Royal College of Art, is exhibiting at the Cathedral from 3 July to 14 August. This exciting new exhibition entitled LIFE includes recent portraits, together with prints from his ‘Horse’ and abstract ‘Roman’ series. His work always displays inspiring composition and gorgeous use of sumptuous colour and tone. More...
SERVICE TIMES Monday to Saturday
8.30am Morning Prayer Monday, Tuesday & Thursdayin term time
5.30pm Choral Evensong Wednesday
7.30am Holy Communion
10.15am Holy Communion Wednesday, Friday & Saturday
5.30pm Evening Prayer Sunday
8.00pm Holy Communion
10.15am Choral Eucharist
4.00pm Choral Evensong
Please join us for a series of monthly Tuesday morning
Coffee Concerts starting on 15 September..
Coffee & cake from 10.30am followed at 11am by a
45 minute concert.
Free Admission - Retiring Collection
SILENT FILMS for AUTUMN
Friday 9 October: Blood and Sand (1922)
Friday 20 November: The Cabinet of Dr Caligari (1920)
With live organ improvisation by Cathedral Sub Organist and
Assistant Director of Music Jonathan Eyre,
Recitals start at 7.00pm followed by refreshments,
COME AND SING
Saturday 21 November 2015
Join the Cathedral Consort and soloists, directed by Alexander Woodrow with Jonathan Eyre on the organ to sing Mozart's wonderful Requiem:
Registration 1pm with rehearsal at 1.30pm.
Tickets £8 with scores available to hire.
Performance 4.00pm - tickets £4
There is no entry charge to Bradford Cathedral but we are grateful for any contribution you can make towards our running costs. If you are a tax payer, please consider using one of our yellow Gift Aid envelopes which enables us to reclaim the tax on your donation. If you would prefer your donation to go to a particular fund (fabric, flowers, ministry, or mission) please indicate on the envelope.
Bradford Cathedral is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. This commitment is shared by our staff and volunteers. For any concerns please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01274 777720 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Office: email@example.comTel 078007 40001.