Welcome to Bradford Cathedral
Ash Wednesday began our pilgrimage towards Holy Week and Easter.
This season of Lent is a wonderful gift as we are invited to re-balance our lives in God’s direction. Lent gives us permission, as if we needed it, to pray, read, discuss and learn. In that sense it calls us back to the way that we should be throughout the whole year. We need these seasons of spiritual re-orientation.
During Lent may I encourage you to:
- take the Sunday service leaflets home and pray the readings, hymns and liturgy during the week
- if you miss the Sunday sermons listen to them on our website
- come to Janet Henderson’s Lent Course that she is running on ‘Growth’ after the main Sunday morning service
- read a good Lent book: some of my favourites recently have been Ben Quash ‘Abiding’; Joan Chittister ‘The Monastery of the Heart’; Rowan Williams ‘Tokens of Trust’ and ‘Silence and Honey Cakes’;
- use Tom Wright’s ‘Lent for Everyone’ (Matthew)
- drop into the incredible church at Mirfield Theological College - you can just turn up. It is the most fantastic place to pray.
- contemplate the Artspace exhibition, ‘The Journey.’
- if you Fast, plan the use of the time that you save in cooking and eating so that it is spiritually beneficial
Above all, be intentional about making room for God to speak into your life. Lent is to guide us back to the supreme gift of grace in the crucified and risen Christ. What a gift!
The Reverend Jerry Lepine
Dean of Bradford
Songs Of Praise For Holy Week
Bradford Cathedral hosts Songs Of Praise on Palm Sunday and explores the events of the first Holy Week.
Actor Tom Courtenay reads the story of Christ's Passion, as he returns to the city where he filmed some his most famous roles, including Billy Liar.
There are stories from the locality that have contemporary parallels with the events of the last week of Jesus's earthly life, together with congregational hymns and music from the cathedral choir and American singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman.
Bradford Cathedral is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Twine CBE
as the new Chairman of Cathedral Council.
He will be commissioned at the meeting of Council at Choral Evensong at 5.30pm on Monday 19th May.
Mr Twine was Chief Executive of the Scout Association, the UK’s largest youth movement for young people with over half-a-million members, from 1996-2013
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Please join us for a very special service
as we celebrate the 95th Anniversary of the Diocese of Bradford
at 3pm on Saturday 12th April
with many past and present members of the Diocese and a selection of stunning music from the Cathedral Choir.
Preacher: The Rt Revd Nick Baines
Kenfig Hill & DIstrict Male Voice Choir
return to the Cathedral
at 7.30pm on Saturday 26th April for the third time.
Tickets £8 / £5 full time students are available from the Cathedral Office ... and selling well due to the Choir's popularity!