Bradford's beautiful Cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens where once battle raged, the Cathedral is alive with a sense of story from its 13 centuries at the heart of Bradford
This, the third church on the site, is 500 years old, with 20th century additions. Bradford's most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating, with many special features. The Cathedral is home to some of William Morris' earliest stained glass. There is bronze and embroidery designed by Ernest Sichel. Sculpture by Flaxman, Alan Collins and John Shaw, and windows and woodcarvings delight the eye, as well as art exhibitions and events in the Cathedral.
Guided tours, and reflective pilgrim tours can be booked ahead, and the Cathedral offers an exiciting programme for schools and colleges.
Bradford was the birthplace of Delius, and is still a place of music. The music of many cultures and traditions express the vitality of this immensely varied city. The Cathedral has a fine tradition of music, with a rich heritage of choral and organ music to explore and enjoy in a regular pattern of services and organ recitals. It is also a wonderful venue for chamber concerts, including an annual series during Autumn and Winter.
Bradford's ancient parish church is a civic church, and a diocesan cathedral. Throughout the year there are many services which are colourful and interesting to the visitor, as they reflect local or national life, or the festivals of the Christian Year. All are welcome. Details from the Cathedral Office, (tel: 01274 777720) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Season Dates||Opening Hours|
|Notes||Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am until 4.30pm
Sundays for services only.
If you are making a special journey please telephone first as special services or events may limit your visit.
Monday to Saturday: 8am - Morning Prayer
Wednesday: 7.30am & 10.15am - Holy Communion
Monday in term time: 5.30pm - Choral Evensong
Tuesday to Saturday: 5.30pm - Evening Prayer
Saints Days (except if they fall on a Wednesday or Sunday)
12.30pm - Holy Communion
8.00am - Holy Communion
10.15am - Sung Eucharist
4.00pm - Choral Evensong
6.30pm - Evening service (changing weekly programme)
Please see our website for details of special services and events.
1 Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH
Map reference: SE 166332 Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947
Parking : with charge
Accessible by Public Transport : Forster Square station
Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old!
Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities.
The Cathedral does not have a refectory but Daisies cafe (a not-for-profit social enterprise) is just off the grounds: open Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 15:00.
|Sun 8 Dec 2013||Nine Lessons & Carols|
|Tue 17 Dec 2013||Christmas Festival|
|Tue 24 Dec 2013||Christmas Eve Carol Concert|
|Wed 29 Jan 2014||Urban Meets Greenbelt|
|Sun 16 Feb 2014||Not Quite to Windermere|
|Fri 21 Feb 2014||Craig Ogden - Fantasy to Flamenco|
|Fri 14 Mar 2014||Brandenburg Bach Soloists|
|Fri 4 Apr 2014||Aquinas Piano Trio|
|Fri 2 May 2014||Guy Johnston & Melvyn Tan|
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Please remember that the Cathedral is over 500 years old! We have done our very best to make the building accessible to all disabled visitors and hope you enjoy your visit.
* * For assistance please ask a member of staff to help. * *
The Cathedral Office is up a short flight of steps so please ring the bell in the shop area and someone will come out.