In October 2023, the Very Revd Andy Bowerman, Dean of Bradford, gave out saplings, seeds or bulbs to those present at a baptism at Bradford Cathedral.

Dean Andy says:
“I gave them out following a South African tradition where the newly baptised and other children present are given them to plant.

“Learning how to tend them and care for them is then used as an example of how we need to tend and develop our faith if it is to bear the fruit or flower into something beautiful.”

Here you can see photos of the work in progress of one such plant. Jump forward to spring 2024, and here is Amber proudly showing off the tulips she has lovingly grown. She’s definitely got green fingers!

If you’d like to find out more about baptisms and christenings at Bradford Cathedral, please visit our Life Events page.

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