Welcome To Bradford Cathedral

A site of Christian Worship since the 7th Century

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A site of Christian Worship since the 7th Century


A site of Christian Worship since the 7th Century

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A site of Christian Worship since the 7th Century


Welcome to Bradford Cathedral! My name is Andy Bowerman and I have the joy of serving as Dean of this wonderful building.

Bradford Cathedral is open to everyone – whether for a service, an event or if you come to discover our history and heritage. We wish to serve you in any way we can, whatever your background, faith or spiritual beliefs.

Our personal vision is to serve Christ and transform lives through welcome, worship and encounter and so we hope you find this to be an inspiring place in the heart of a great city. Maybe our website will prompt you to join us in person, whether that’s to discover more about the Bradford stories within our walls; to light a candle and to pray, or to join us for worship.

Perhaps we will see you at one of our many events and exhibitions. Whatever the reason, we’d love to share Bradford Cathedral with you soon.

Best wishes,

The Very Revd Andy Bowerman, Dean of Bradford

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Always Look Up: Bradford Cathedral appears in Cathedral Ceilings campaign

The Association of English Cathedrals have introduced their new exciting Summer 2024 campaign – Cathedral Ceilings, Always Look Up.

Bradford Cathedral’s Maufe Candlesticks sent for conservation to protect their future

The ‘Maufe Candlesticks’ at Bradford Cathedral have been packed up ahead of planned conservation work.

Magnificent millennium tapestry to be the subject of the next Bradford Cathedral Monday Fellowship talk

Dianne Excell will present the talk “The Heaton Millennium Tapestry: A Village in Stitches” at 2pm on Monday 8th July in the Bradford Cathedral de Lacy Centre.

Notes from an Organist: Francesca Massey (London)

In this edition of ‘Notes from an Organist’ we discover more about them, and what to expect from their recital, including performing for the first time in the Netherlands; being a founder member of the City of Birmingham Symphony Youth Chorus; and how to make a great compilation of organ music.

Listen back to the world premiere of organ piece by Leeds-based composer

Back in early May, Bradford’s Assistant Director of Music Anthony Gray took to the organ to play the world premiere of Kambaramayanam-34 at Bradford Cathedral. Written by Leeds-based composer Dr Niki Zohdi, the piece is now available to hear on our Soundcloud page.


The amazing challenge to build Bradford Cathedral from card and paper!

You can now watch the first video all about the creation of a model Bradford Cathedral. Look out for more information on this amazing project soon!

Bradford Cathedral Sunday Evensong goes soprano-only, and will include classic le Carré adaptation closing theme

This Sunday’s Evensong at Bradford Cathedral will feature the sopranos of the Cathedral Consort whilst the choristers, altos, tenors and basses are away on a ‘Safari’ Evensong visit to St Peter’s Church, Rawdon.

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Notes from an Organist: Pete Gunstone (Bradford)

In this edition of ‘Notes from an Organist’ we discover more about them, and what to expect from their recital, including coming from a family of organists; honouring the upcoming birthday of Philip Wilby (who once worked at Bradford Cathedral); and presenting a paper at the Cathedral Music Trust conference.

New kneelers created by Cathedral stitchers unveiled in St. Aidan’s Chapel

Three new kneelers – embroidered cushions used for people to kneel on during prayer – have been created for the St. Aidan’s Chapel in Bradford Cathedral.

Vote for Bradford Cathedral in the Heritage Open Day Anniversary Gallery

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Heritage Open Days, in which we have participated since 2018, a new online gallery is being created, to remain on the Heritage Open Days site for the foreseeable future as an important record of their history – and we need your vote!

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Museums+Heritage Awards Shortlistee 2022

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Outstanding Contribution to Tourism (2022)
Culture Award (2023)

Yorkshire Tourism Awards Finalist

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