image for Historic Site item typeBradford Cathedral

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Church, free entry

Cathedral Exterior

Cathedral Exterior

Cathedral Interior

Cathedral Interior

 
 

Address

1 Stott Hill,
Bradford,
BD1 4EH

Details

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 secretary@cathedral.bradford.anglican.org.

For further details see www.bradfordcathedral.org

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopItalian signs/guidesPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsGay friendly

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowedFacilities for hearing impaired

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.

Opening details

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.

Weekday services:
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

Sunday services:
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.

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 166332  Lat: 53.79483 Long: -1.74947

By Public Transport:
Train:Bradford Forster Square (nearest) and Bradford Interchange

Bus: Church Bank (Stop P9/P10), 613/614, 645/646, 636/637, 670, 682 Bolton Road (Stop P6/P8) 612, 640/641

Metro:Canal Road/Cathedral (Stop 3) FREE round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road. Driver-disabled parking only onsite; LIMITED free parking in Cathedral-owned car park in Jermyn Street opposite main gates. Nearest public car park is Burnett Street, off Peckover Street in Little Germany.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • French signs/guidesFrench signs/guides
  • German signs/guidesGerman signs/guides
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Italian signs/guidesItalian signs/guides
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Gay friendlyGay friendly
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
  • Facilities for hearing impairedFacilities for hearing impaired

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.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
  • a mix of tarmac and york stone paving

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Notes

  • 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.

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system