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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 Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and watch videos and streamed services on our YouTube channel. In 2022 we were short-listed for ‘Best Use of Digital – UK’ at the Museums+Heritage Awards.

Environmental issues are also important to the Cathedral and we hold Eco Congregation status. 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, 26th April 2023 - Wednesday, 5th July 2023

Bradford Cathedral InteriorWednesday @ One Organ RecitalWednesday @ One Organ Recitals are back at Bradford Cathedral!
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Saturday, 3rd June 2023 - Saturday, 3rd June 2023

Image of a bug house buildingBee Creative! 2023Go bug, bird, insect and flower spotting at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 3rd June 2023 - Saturday, 3rd June 2023

Saturday, 1st July 2023 - Saturday, 1st July 2023

Saturday, 5th August 2023 - Saturday, 5th August 2023

Saturday, 2nd September 2023 - Saturday, 2nd September 2023

Saturday, 7th October 2023 - Saturday, 7th October 2023

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, 9th June 2023 - Friday, 9th June 2023

Cathedrals Cycle Relay 2023Cathedrals Cycle Relay 2023Join Bradford Cathedral for one of the 'Cathedrals Cycle Relay' legs for 2023.
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Saturday, 8th July 2023 - Saturday, 8th July 2023

A picture if the Chordiality Choir, with their conductor, standing in a church.Chordiality Choir ConcertAn evening concert to celebrate Bradford choir Chordiality’s 30th year together at Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 14th July 2023 - Saturday, 15th July 2023

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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Tuesday, 25th July 2023 - Tuesday, 25th July 2023

Tuesday, 29th August 2023 - Tuesday, 29th August 2023

Family Activities at Bradford CathedralSummer Holiday Family ActivitiesCelebrate the British summer with free family activities at Bradford Cathedral.
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Thursday, 27th July 2023 - Saturday, 29th July 2023

ACT ShakespeareACT Shakespeare; A Midsummer Night’s DreamACT Shakespeare; A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 4th August 2023 - Saturday, 5th August 2023

Eagles by Candlelight at Bradford CathedralEagles by CandlelightFeaturing a cast of West End Singers a tribute to Eagles hits at Bradford Cathedral.
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Friday, 18th August 2023 - Friday, 18th August 2023

Bublé Big Band by Candlelight at Bradford CathedralBublé Big Band by CandlelightBublé’s best loved hits performed by a live big band at Bradford Cathedral.
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Saturday, 9th September 2023 - Saturday, 9th September 2023

HODs at Bradford CathedralCreative Cathedral: Marvellous Morris & Co. and their Stunning Stained GlassBradford Cathedral invite you to discover the beautiful early stained glass of Morris & Co.
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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.

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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