• 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

    Read more .....

    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

    Internationally acclaimed

    Kenfig Hill & DIstrict Male Voice Choir

    from Wales

    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!


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    celebrates 2014 with a theme of textiles and the stories told through fabric, thread and the skill of the worker - for more details click here


    Bradford Cathedral Organ Appeal

    Taize Services at the Cathedral Come and join us at the Cathedral for these meditative services of prayerful and reflective chants.

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    Spring Organ Recital Series

    The season continues each Wednesday at 1.05pm until July 9th, with a mix of resident and guest performers

    Download the Spring 2014 recital program here

    Download the March 2014 recital program here

    The Cathedral Shop

    The Cathedral shop sells a range of affordable gifts, inspirational books, cards, jewellery, and branded items to remind you of your visit to Bradford Cathedral.

    Cards are mainly sourced from Woodmansterne, Glebe Cottage, Chris Creaser and Fitzwilliam Museum, plus Michelle Gillam-Hull who uses silk off-cuts from her work making clergy stoles to create simple but beautiful cards.

    Branded merchandise includes post cards, mugs, note pads, and bookmarks.

    Latest:  New Cathedral Guide Book is in stock priced at only £3.50

    With all this in stock, the shop really is a veritable treasure trove!


    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 andy.williams@bradfordcathedral.org Tel 01274 777721
    or the Diocesan Safeguarding Office: jenny.price@wakefield.anglican.org Tel 078007 40001


  • This Week

    7:30am  Said Holy Communion
    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    10:15am  Said Holy Communion
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer
    7:30pm  Said Holy Communion with reflection
    8:30pm  Choral Compline

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    11:00am  Chrism Eucharist
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer
    7:30pm  Choral Eucharist and Stripping of Altars

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    10:00am  The Easter Story
    12:00pm  Three Hours
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer
    7:30pm  Music and readings for Good Friday

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    5:30pm  CW Evening Prayer

    8:00am  Said Holy Communion
    10:15am  Easter Day, Choral Eucharist
    4:00pm  Choral Evensong

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    5:30pm  Choral Evensong

    8:30am  CW Morning Prayer
    5:30pm  Choral Evensong


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    Sermon preached by Dr Sue McWhinney
    10.15 Choral Eucharist, Sunday 13th October 2013 Readings: 2 Timothy 2:8-15, and Luke 17:11-19 Wholeness

    Homily preached by Sue McWhinney
    Choral Evensong, Sunday 29th September 2013 at 4pm Readings: Daniel 10:4-end, and Revelation chapter 5. An experience of the living God.