• Welcome to the Bradford Cathedral website. The Cathedral is one of  Yorkshire’s  ‘hidden gems’. It is the oldest building in the City but it also has a wonderful 20th century extension. Ancient and modern. Visitors are constantly surprised and uplifted by this intimate and yet inspiring place of prayer. Since the first millennium Christians have worshipped on this hillside in the centre of Bradford. We look forward to welcoming you.
    The Very Reverend Jerry Lepine
    Dean of Bradford

    Prayers for Jo Cox MP RIP

    If you would like to say a prayer or light a candle for Jo Cox MP there is a prayer station in the South Transept in the Cathedral.

    Father in heaven,
    we thank you because you made us in your own image, 
    and gave us gifts in mind, body and spirit.
    we thank you now for Jo Cox,
    for her service to her constituents and her country,
    for her commitment, with Oxfam, to the poor and dispossessed,
    for her love for her family and friends.
    As we honour her memory, 
    we commit her to your eternal care,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord,

    Gracious God,
    surround the family of Jo Cox, and all who mourn this day
    with your continuing compassion.
    Do not let grief overwhelm them,
    or turn them against you.
    When grief seems never-ending,
    take them one step at a time
    along your road of death and resurrection
    in Jesus Christ our Lord,


    A New Canon Precentor

    It has been announced that the Revd Canon Paul Maybury will the next Canon Precentor at the Cathedral.  We are working towards his licensing by the Bishop of Leeds at Choral Evensong on Sunday 11 September at 4.00pm.  The Dean of Bradford, the Very Revd Jerry Lepine said "Paul comes to us with wide experience, not just of the Church of England in this part of the world but also the Anglican Communion.  He is currently working as Bishop’s Mission Priest and Diocesan Spirituality Co-ordinator for the Diocese of Cyprus & the Gulf: prior to this he worked as a Parish Priest in the Wakefield Diocese where he was both a Rural Dean and a member of the College of Canons.  We look forward to Paul and Sarah’s arrival later this year".


    Vacancy for an Organist and Director of Music

    The Dean of Bradford wishes to appoint an Organist and Director of Music who will make a strong contribution to the Cathedral and in particular be responsible for the maintenance and development of vibrant music making, principally through the work of the Cathedral Choir.

    If you are interested in:

    · building on the development of musical excellence at the Cathedral in recent years

    · taking forward a flourishing department of colleagues and volunteers

    · nurturing talent and investing in the musical education of our young people

    · completing an ambitious Organ Restoration Appeal and developing our recital and concert series

    · engaging with the choral opportunities for mission and outreach

    Please click here for the Information Pack

    For an informal conversation about this post please contact the Director of Strategic Development and Operations, Amanda Anderson, via email initially on amanda.anderson@bradfordcathedral.org.

    Closing date is 10.00am on Wednesday 22 June 2016 with interviews being held in Bradford on Monday 4 July 2016.

    Enhanced DBS clearance is required for this post.

    Vacancy for an Alto (Countertenor/Contralto Choral Scholar from September 2016

    A one-year position is available at Bradford Cathedral for an alto choral scholar, to sing with the Cathedral Choir and contribute to the music department's programme of outreach, chorister training, recitals and concerts. Applicants may be gap year students, current university students or recent graduates, and a range of options is available to give added flexibility: the successful candidate may choose to be residential or non-residential and to tailor duties accordingly. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Organist and Director of Music (alex.woodrow@bradfordcathedral.org). The closing date for applications is 30th June.

    Click here for application information




    Buffet Lunch  from 12.30pm
    £3 per head

    Recital from 1pm - 1.45pm

    Click on Poster to enlarge


    resume on September 13th


    Jon Gjylaci on Classical Guitar

    Coffee from 10.30am

    Concert from 11am

    Weekly Service Pattern

    Mon to Sat 8.30am Morning Prayer
    Mon, Tue & Thu 5.30pm Choral Evensong
    Wed, Fri & Sat 5.30pm Evening Prayer
    Wed 7.30am & 10.15am Holy Communion

    Services Guide for June 2016


    Saturday 25 June to Saturday 30 July

    VIGIL - a poppy installation by Martin Waters

    Installation artist Martin Waters creates a moving memento to commemorate the centenary of the Bradford Pals' Battle of the Somme using thousands of Royal British Legion poppies.



    Thursday 21 July to Saturday 23 July


    The war is over. The soldiers are home. There's time for fun, feasting and falling in love for two pairs of lovers.  But there is malice at work which will result in betrayal, rejection and loss. But, since comedy is tragedy averted - though love may be sorely tested - there will be a happy ending.

    Performed by ACT (Actors' Community Theatre) in the Cathedral grounds, in the Cathedral if wet. Thursday to Saturday at 7.15 and Saturday matinee at 2.30pm. 

    Tickets £10/£7.  Phone: 0113 3930929 or
    bradford-cathedral.ticketlight.co.uk (booking fee applies)
    also available at the Cathedral Office or on the door.

    ... offering high quality performance and visual Arts’ events, reflecting the significance of the Arts within the Christian church and connecting the Cathedral with the wider community.

    Download the current flyer



    The £250,000 goal

    Click for more information






    MUST SEE... this wonderful promotional video for the Choir.

    Well done particularly to all the choristers - what an enthusiastic bunch of young people!


    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 mandy.coutts@bradfordcathedral.org  01274 777720 or the Diocesan Safeguarding Office: jenny.price@wakefield.anglican.org Tel 078007 40001.


  • This Week


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    5:30pm  Evening Prayer
    7:00pm  Patronal Festival


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    5:30pm  Choral Evensong


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    1:00pm  Organ Recital
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    5:30pm  Choral Evensong


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    Bradford and the Global War

    8:00am  Six Bach masterpieces along the canal
    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    11:30am  Prayers for the Nation


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    Bradford and the Global War

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    2:30pm  Faith Trail
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer
    6:30pm  Summer Gala Concert


    VIGIL - a poppy installation

    Bradford and the Global War

    8:00am  Said Holy Communion
    10:15am  Choral Eucharist
    12:30pm  Prayers for the Nation
    4:00pm  Choral Evensong


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