International Women's Day

Remarkable Women: Saint Hild


Remarkable Women: Louisa Pesel


Service (Catch Up)

Our service for International Women's Day has been put together to highlight and celebrate the achievements and talents of women through the ages.

Many of these women have been and will remain unknown to us, but today we give thanks for their leadership and creativity, their persistence and resilience, their adaptability and strength.

 Our service includes a range of outstanding women: composers, from the Middle Ages to contemporary and from a variety of nations; biblical women and saints; a contemporary poet, and our own Cathedral choir.

Through these representative women, we give thanks particularly today for the creative and spiritual gifts of all women, across the globe and throughout the ages.




Bradford Cathedral Women

Look out for our special video celebrating some of the women associated with Bradford Cathedral including Kersten England, Chief Executive of Bradford Council; Zahida Mallard, Lay Canon; Revd Canon Mandy Coutts; and Sharon Link, our Income Development Officer. It is also available to watch on Facebook.

Women in and Remembered by the Windows at Bradford Cathedral


Remarkable Women in the Cathedral (KS2-KS3)

Women have long played an important part in Christianity and in local, national and global affairs.

The stories, objects and windows found in Bradford Cathedral testify to the remarkable women who have had a positive influence on Christian belief and practice and who have worked to make the local community and wider world a better place.

We've produced a booklet about the heritage and achievements of some of Bradford's remarkable women; accompanied by a list of suggested activities for children and young people.



Other Resources

In this section we have included videos featuring women connected to our Cathedral through their work in the arts, textiles or the environment


Diane Pacitti's poetry and online talk about her poetry


Polly Meynell's Bradford Cathedral textiles

Find out more about the textiles in our leaflet.


Wonder of the West Window (English Tourism Week) video


Patricia Porter Wall Hangings video 


Kate Abbey photographs

Kate Abbey photo.

Kate Abbey is a lifestyle photographer / director working out of London, but shooting worldwide. She captures "those fleeting moments of real life between people that are so hard to seize."

Discover the photographs from our Photographer in Residence on her Instagram page.