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Bradford Cathedral is a hidden treasure waiting to be discovered. Set in tranquil gardens the Cathedral is Bradford’s most ancient place of worship, alive with peace, prayer, and a sense of story from its 13 centuries at the heart of the City.

We are a place of Anglican worship – one of three Cathedrals in the Diocese of Leeds, alongside Ripon and Wakefield – holding weekly services, as well as other special and civic events throughout the Christian year. We are a partner to other organisations, venues and faith groups in the city. Our clergy team is here to support all people in nurturing their faith, and we are available for baptisms, weddings and more.

The Cathedral runs a high-quality events programme of choral and organ music; art exhibitions and installations; and talks and family activities. We also offer an exciting programme for schools and colleges (holding the quality mark from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom), and are a heritage venue with free entry for visitors.

The building tells two kinds of story – the Christian story dating back to Anglo-Saxon times, and the Bradford story. The present church, the third on the site, was built in the fifteenth century, and includes elements from the previous building. It was later extended in the 1960s by Sir Edward Maufe.

We were awarded the ‘Small Visitor Attraction of the Year’ in the 2020 Welcome to Yorkshire ‘White Rose Awards’ – and you can come and see why! We have a wealth of Morris & Co textiles and stained glass; monuments marking many people and events from Bradford’s history including the Battle of the Steeple, the creation of the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, and in memory of the Bradford City Fire. There’s also the WWI window; the cross and hangings in St Aidan’s Chapel, and many other plaques. More information can be found in our visitors’ guide.

Everyone is welcome at Bradford Cathedral – whether you come to pray; to explore the architecture and heritage of the building; to wander around our latest art exhibition; or to simply sit and enjoy the warmth and quiet of the building and grounds.

Our opening hours are Monday – Saturday 10am – 4pm, as well as for services and events. For any changes to these times, as well as to find out more about us, to book your place at an event or on a guided tour, or to hire the space, please visit our website, come to the Cathedral office, call us on 01274 77 77 20 or e-mail

You can follow us on social media, including FacebookTwitter and Instagram, and watch videos and streamed services on our YouTube channel. In 2022 we were shortlisted in the 'Best Use of Digital - UK' in the Museum + Heritage Awards, and we were also finalists in the Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards - for Outstanding Contribution to Tourism in 2022 and Culture Award in 2023. We also hold the Quality Mark from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom.

Environmental issues are also important to the Cathedral and we hold the Eco Church Silver Award. We were the first Cathedral to have solar panels, and work on many environmental initiatives including the Cathedral Woodland Project.

To find out more about visiting us, what to see, planning your visit, accessibility and much more, please visit

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.

View AccessAble’s Access Guide to find out about this venue’s accessibility. The guide contains detailed, accurate information which has been put together following a visit to the venue by one of AccessAble’s trained surveyors (link opens in a new window).

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Wednesday, 17th April 2024 - Wednesday, 3rd July 2024

Close up of the Organ at Bradford CathedralWednesday @ One Organ RecitalWednesday @ One Organ Recitals are back at Bradford Cathedral!
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Saturday, 8th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Coat of HopesCoat of HopesDiscover ‘The Coat of Hopes’ in the West End tower space of Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 29th June 2024 - Saturday, 29th June 2024

Two men sat at a tableWidescreen Weekend Film Screening: Strangers on a Train (PG)A special film screening at Bradford Cathedral.
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Thursday, 4th July 2024 - Thursday, 4th July 2024

Corinne Bailey RaeCorinne Bailey Rae: the Stories Behind the SongsBradford Literature Festival: Corinne Bailey Rae, returns to her Yorkshire roots for a special night celebrating her latest album, Black Rainbows at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 6th July 2024 - Saturday, 6th July 2024

Saturday, 3rd August 2024 - Saturday, 3rd August 2024

Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

Saturday, 5th October 2024 - Saturday, 5th October 2024

Faith TrailBradford Faith TrailBradford Faith Trail offers a unique opportunity to discover Bradford’s local community culture and faith heritage.
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Friday, 12th July 2024 - Friday, 12th July 2024

Dolly by CandlelightDolly by CandlelightExperience the enchanting 'An Evening of Dolly Parton' with the extraordinary talent of Miss Julia Martin at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 13th July 2024 - Saturday, 13th July 2024

Fleetwood Mac by Candlelight at Bradford Cathedral, The Ultimate Tribute.Fleetwood Mac by CandlelightFeaturing a cast of West End Singers a tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Bradford Cathedral.
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Wednesday, 17th July 2024 - Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Friday, 19th July 2024 - Saturday, 20th July 2024

ACT Shakespeare The Comedy of ErrorsACT Shakespeare: The Comedy of ErrorsSee Shakespeare's classic tale of mistaken identity in the beautiful grounds of Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 16th August 2024 - Saturday, 17th August 2024

Queen by CandlelightQueen by CandlelightDiscover the music of Queen at Bradford Cathedral under the gentle glow of candlelight.
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Saturday, 24th August 2024 - Saturday, 24th August 2024

Eagles by Candlelight at Bradford CathedralEagles by CandlelightFeaturing a cast of West End Singers a tribute to the Eagles at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 7th September 2024 - Saturday, 7th September 2024

70s Disco FeverUnique Concerts Presents an Evening of 70's Disco FeverCalling all disco lovers! Unique Concerts is proud to present the 70's Disco Fever Show at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 14th September 2024 - Saturday, 14th September 2024

Heritage Open Day logoThe 'Monumental' Connections Of Bradford Cathedral And Its Miniature ModelA Heritage Open Day event at Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 20th September 2024 - Friday, 20th September 2024

Philippa HannaAn Evening with Philippa HannaPhilippa's show at Bradford Cathedral combines worship, testimony and storytelling and is perfect for all stages of the faith journey.
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Thursday, 26th September 2024 - Thursday, 26th September 2024

Flamenco | Andalucia Tour Flamenco | Andalucia TourA beautiful presentation of pure flamenco and outstanding musicianship at Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 22nd November 2024 - Friday, 22nd November 2024

Unique Concerts Presents an Evening of Celine DionUnique Concerts Presents an Evening of Celine DionImmerse yourself in the magic of Celine Dion's heartfelt lyrics at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 21st December 2024 - Saturday, 21st December 2024

Black Dyke BandBlack Dyke Band and Bradford Cathedral Choir Christmas ConcertBlack Dyke Band and the Bradford Cathedral Choir join together for a very special Christmas concert.
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  • Disabled access
  • Disabled toilets
  • Facilities for hearing impaired
  • Wheelchairs available


  • Picnic site


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Facilities for groups


  • French signs/guides
  • German signs/guides
  • Spanish signs/guides


  • Free Parking
  • Parking with charge

Property Facilities

  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups
  • Coach parties accepted

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.


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Bradford Cathedral


1 Stott Hill, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 4EH
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Opening Times

* The cathedral is open 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday for visitors, plus services and events.

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