Bradford Cathedral

Bradford Cathedral is a hidden jewel waiting to be discovered, set in tranquil gardens we are Bradford’s oldest place of worship and house the story of the city.

Bradford, Yorkshire

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The Cathedral is usually open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 4pm, as well as for Wednesday morning and Sunday services.
Please visit the Bradford Cathedral website for any changes to these times.


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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 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 15th 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 to 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.

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.

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. Bradford Cathedral is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

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  • Captivating architecture

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Famous connections

  • Glorious furnishings

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Social heritage stories

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • Wildlife haven

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Café within 500m

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Dog friendly

  • Level access to the main areas

  • Parking within 250m

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Wifi

  • For full details of our regular events, please visit our website.

  • Church of England

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