Latest Information

We are open from Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm - 4pm only.


New measures to keep people safe will include:

  • limiting the number of people allowed inside at any one time
  • a 'one way' system
  • much reduced seating
  • hand sanitisers at appropriate points
  • new signage to remind people of the health and safety around social distancing
  • the shop and the toilets will not be open at this time
  • only the nave will be accessible.

Please note that further details will be forthcoming and that the Cathedral office will remain closed.


The Dean, Jerry Lepine, said:
"We are delighted to be re-opening the cathedral for individual prayer. This is the beginning of a journey back towards normality which might take some months. We have been working towards a phased reopening and our primary concern is the safety of everyone - the public, our visitors, staff and volunteers.


"There is much to be done, and while we long to open our doors again, and welcome back those who wish to light a candle, say a prayer or reflect on these unprecedented times, we must ensure the safety and well-being of all. We would ask for your patience during these times and that all visitors help us by keeping to the new measures in place. We look forward to welcoming you again."


Bradford Cathedral closed its doors on March 23. Since that time it has responded to the crisis in creative and innovative ways offering a wide range of support - both practical and spiritual to the community - online and off - and has seen a growing number of people seeking prayer and worship in these uncertain times.


We will continue to offer digital services and these can be found on our online services page.



A prayer for re-opening

Here is a prayer for you to use as we move towards re-opening. Thank you to Dean Andrew at Southwark for providing this.


A prayer for re-opening.


Sundays at 10:15am

We are not currently re-opening for public acts of worship. You can continue to participate online with these via our online services page.


Morning and Evening Prayer

Please join us daily for morning and / or evening prayer.

Morning Prayer at 9am
Phone             020 3957 3722 then, when prompted, key in 255851314#

Evening Prayer at 5pm
Phone             020 3937 2140 then, when prompted, key in 186694145#


Caring for each other

If you would like prayer please email us at or leave a message on the phone – 01274 777720.

If you would like to be in touch with the clergy please call 01274 777720 and leave a message or email us. Our contacts are on the website.


Bishop Nick's Blog

A daily blog is being posted – do read Bishop Nick. Here is a quote…

So, the question remains: does our confidence – our faith – lie in a set of personally positive circumstances or some equation for securing a future? Or does it lie in a conviction that transcends the immediate good or ill that being human necessarily brings us? In Christian terms, does my faith lie in a formula … or in the person of the God who takes a longer view and, as we will re-live at Easter, defies death itself?


Volunteering Opportunities

Bradford District is a place where the people band together. We help each other in times of need, we are a close knit and supportive community. Now especially is a time when people can get through this tough time together. Bradford Council are encouraging people to join their growing band of brilliant volunteers, helping and supporting everyone across our district so that people can get through tough times together.


While we are staying home and staying safe, people can still make a difference. If you are in need of urgent help or support, please call 01274 431000.


Click here to find out more.


Being a good neighbour

People Can have created a helpsheet all about being a good neighbour. Click here to download.



A prayer for today


Wakefield Cathedral - Guest Daily Briefings


Facebook support group

We have set up a support group on Facebook to help our community, as a place to offer support, ask for advice and to ask for prayers at Bradford Cathedral.



Phone Calls

From Friday 20th March when you call the cathedral you will automatically come through to our answer phone. We will be back in touch with you as soon as possible if you leave a message.



For further information

For the latest advice please visit the following sources:


Coronavirus prayer

For a text version please visit the Church of England website.


Coronavirus Prayer.