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image for Church Service/Event item typeLent Course: Pilgrimage with Canon Andrew Tawn at Bradford Cathedral

  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Church Service/Event, from 11 Mar 2020, free entry

Lent Course.

Lent Course.


1 Stott Hill,

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It is a rich theme, and can be taken both literally and metaphorically. We will be looking at what makes places holy, and spiritual journeys through the Bible, through the liturgy, and through our personal lives.

The Lent Groups this year will be led by Andrew Tawn, Director of Clergy Development and one of this cathedral’s honorary canons.

Refreshments from 6:30pm
Course from 7pm
Night prayer at 8:15pm

Session 1: Wednesday 11th March
Holy Ways and Sacred Places:
We’ll be thinking about the two main aspects of pilgrimage: the journey and the destination, both literally and symbolically. What does the experience of pilgrimage tells us about the ‘journey of life’, and our ‘faith journey’? Celtic Christianity talks about ‘thin’ places, where heaven feels much nearer than usual. In what ways do you find Bradford cathedral a sacred place? What other places are special for you and why? What is it that makes us say of certain places, ‘Truly God is in this place’?

Session 2: Wednesday 18th March
This is His Story: This is Our Story;
In this session we’ll be looking at the journey of the Bible from Creation to the end of time. The Bible is many things, but above all it is a story. When we read a story we go on a journey; we identify with the characters, we share their ups and downs, and if it is a great book (as the Bible undoubtedly is), then we find that we are changed by it. What are the great themes we encounter on this journey? What resonates with our own story? How does the Bible help us to make sense of our own journey through life? Where are you on your own faith journey?

Session 3; Wednesday 25th March
‘A journey into the heart of the love of God’:
The preface to Common Worship says this: ‘Worship itself is a pilgrimage – a journey into the heart the heart of the love of God’. In this session we’ll be looking at the journey we go on during each act of worship. An ‘order of service’ is carefully structured so that each section follows on in response to the previous one, and leads us on into the next, like the movements of a symphony. Then each act of worship is part of the larger cycle of the church year which in itself re-enacts the journey of Jesus’ life and ministry. In which parts of the service, and the church year, do you feel closest to God?

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsFrench signs/guidesGerman signs/guidesGift shopPicnic sitePublic toiletsSpanish signs/guidesWheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Event details

Dates Times
Wed 11 Mar 2020 18:30 to 20:30
Wed 18 Mar 2020 18:30 to 20:30
Wed 25 Mar 2020 18:30 to 20:30


Free entry



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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) round-city bus

By Road:
Off Barkerend Road via the Shipley Airedale Road.
Parking - the Broadway Bradford 0600 to 0100 weekdays £3.50/weekends £1.50 all day: Captain Street £1.50 all day.
Driver-disabled only parking onsite.

Parking: free

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Forster Square station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • 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
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Spanish signs/guidesSpanish signs/guides
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

Please remember the Cathedral is over 500 years old! Disabled access is possible to most areas and there are abled and disabled toilet facilities. There is a selection of restaurants and cafes available nearby.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • 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


  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • 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


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.