Bradford Cathedral

Bradford's beautiful cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered with its peaceful setting in tranquil gardens where once battle raged.

Bradford, Yorkshire

Opening times

The Cathedral is usually open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 4.30om and Sundays 11.30am to 4pm, closed Bank Holidays.


Stott Hill

The Cathedral is alive with a sense of story from its 13 centuries at the heart of Bradford.

This, the third church on the site, is 500 years old, with 20th century additions. Bradford's most ancient place of worship is friendly, peaceful and fascinating, with many special features. The Cathedral is home to some of William Morris' earliest stained glass. There is bronze and embroidery designed by Ernest Sichel. Sculpture by Flaxman, Alan Collins and John Shaw, and windows and woodcarvings delight the eye, as well as art exhibitions and events in the Cathedral.

Guided tours, and reflective pilgrim tours can be booked ahead, and the Cathedral offers an exiciting programme for schools and colleges.

Bradford was the birthplace of Delius, and is still a place of music. The music of many cultures and traditions express the vitality of this immensely varied city. The Cathedral has a fine tradition of music, with a rich heritage of choral and organ music to explore and enjoy in a regular pattern of services and organ recitals. It is also a wonderful venue for chamber concerts, including an annual series during Autumn and Winter.

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  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Social heritage stories

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Famous connections

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Wifi

  • Parking within 250m

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Toddler Group - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Every Friday, 10am-11.30am. The group is open to anybody with children under five and there are plenty of activities on offer, plus healthy snacks are available. Free admission. contact: commsandevents@bradfordcathedral.org

  • Places are Welcome - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Every Wednesday, 2.30pm-4pm. A friendly and welcoming social space where you can meet new people and also enjoy refreshments. Free admission. contact: commsandevents@bradfordcathedral.org

  • Stitching@Bradford Cathedral - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE We meet every two weeks on a Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock – and of course, we have refreshments as well! Whether you are an experienced stitcher or an interested novice, you’ll be very welcome to join us! Find us on the Cathedral website or call the Cathedral Office – we look forward to meeting you. Free admission.

  • Carers' Crafts - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Tuesdays 10am-2pm. A warm welcome to carers and past carers looking for a friendly and interesting group to join. Run by carers and past carers who find that it really helps them to have time away from those they care for, giving them time to recharge their batteries and meet others in similar circumstances. Free admission. contact: commsandevents@bradfordcathedral.org

  • Organ Recitals - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Wednesdays, 1pm-1.45pm. Join us for our regular BIG SCREEN recitals. Free admission. Retiring collection. Lunch is available from 12.30 - 12.55pm for £4 per head.

  • Bring & Share Lunch - PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO CORONAVIRUS, THIS IS CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE Third Sunday of every month. Advance booking is not necessary. Please bring some cold food to share (savoury or sweet). Drinks will be provided. Do not worry if you have not brought anything, you are still welcome. A lovely opportunity to get to know people in a homely setting. For further information, please email bringandshare@bradfordcathedral.org

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