Advent and Christmas


From the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford
Each of our Christmas services seeks to proclaim afresh the wonderful miracle of the coming of God in human flesh: Emmanuel, God with us. This is the real gift of Christmas; a God who knows what it is like to be human. God in Christ reaches out to all of us, whatever our situation. May God bless you this Christmas.

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Messy Advent


Lantern Parade


Saturday 30th November
10:30        Messy Advent*
15:30 for 16:30    Lantern Parade*


Advent Procession


Advent Sunday (1st December)
08:00        Holy Communion (Said)
10:15        Choral Eucharist
18:00        Advent Procession
We begin the holy season of Advent with an atmospheric and breath-taking candlelit service, as we await the birth of Jesus Christ, the Light of the World. The cathedral choir will process around the building, singing both centuries-old and contemporary music, as we start our journey towards Christmas.

Monday 2nd December
19:00        Marie Curie Carol Concert

Wednesday 4th December
13:00        Organ Recital: Thomas Leech 
19:00        Martin House Carol Concert

Thursday 5th December
18:00        Law, Order, Justice and Emergency Services Carol Service 

Carol Service poster

Sunday 8th December
08:00        Holy Communion (Said)
10:15        Choral Eucharist
16:00        Advent Choral Evensong

Monday 9th December
14:00        Monday Fellowship
19:00        Bradford Grammar School Carols

Tuesday 10th December
11:00        Coffee Concert with Reed & Ivory
19:00        Music & Arts Christmas Festival 


Wednesday 11th December
13:00        Organ Recital: Andrew Bryden    
19:00        Rotary Carol Service

NHS Carol Service

Thursday 12th December
19:00        NHS Carol Service

Friday 13th December
19:30        Craig Halliday & Friends - A Festive Musical Feast     

Saturday 14th December
16:00        Christingle*

Sunday 15th December
08:00        Holy Communion (Said)
10:15        Choral Eucharist
12:00        Bring and Share Lunch
16:00        Advent Choral Evensong

Monday 16th December
18:00        The City Carol Service     

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Tuesday 17th December
11:00        Advent Hour of Prayer
19:00        HFT Coming of Christmas

Wednesday 18th December
13:00        Organ Recital:Christmas Special

Kitmas Concert

Saturday 21st December
19:30        Allerton Cat Rescue Kitmas Concert

Sunday 22nd December
08:00        Holy Communion (Said)
10:15        Choral Eucharist
18:00        Nine Lessons and Carols

Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24th December)
13:00        Carol Service
16:00        Messy Crib*
23:30        Midnight Choral Eucharist

Christmas Day (Wednesday 25th December)
10:15        Choral Eucharist

All cathedral services are free and open to everyone - please join us. Some events listed here charge entry. *These events have an emphasis on activities for young children.

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

This year’s Cathedral Christmas card is now available. Featuring The Nativity Icon from our recent exhibition of Icons by Chris Czainski, this unique and beautiful card is only available here at the cathedral, so you won’t see it anywhere else. As well as making a wonderful Christmas card that speaks of what we believe as Christians, it can also be re-purposed as an aid to prayer – so eco-friendly too! Please choose our cards for your family and friends this year.

Every pack you buy will support our ongoing ministry. 

Cards are available from the cathedral shop at £5 per pack of 10, or you can order them online using the box below. Please remember to spread the word! (*P&P and transaction fee applicable to online sales)