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The Friends of Bradford Cathedral is exactly what it says it is: a group of people who have joined together to promote the work of the Cathedral. 


The words of the Constitution say "to further the religious and other charitable work of Bradford Cathedral"  and "to assist in the upkeep and repair of the fabric and contents of the Cathedral and the maintenance of services in the Cathedral." 


It also says that the Friends should "bring together, in a common fellowship of loyalty and devotion, all those who care for the Cathedral Church of St Peter, Bradford" and "support and encourage those responsible for the pastoral work of the Cathedral in City and Diocese and beyond".


Upcoming Dates for your Diary


Visit to St. Paul's, Shipley

  • 15th September, afternoon
  • Meet at St Paul’s at 4:30pm for a tour around the church, refreshments and Evensong at 6:30pm.  All are welcome. 

Friends' Annual Lunch, Oakwood Hall

  • 20th October, 12:30 for 13:00.



The Friends of Bradford Cathedral regularly arrange visits to other notable places. 


In 2015 we took the Settle-Carlisle train to visit Carlisle Cathedral and met up in Skipton for a tour of Holy Trinity church - including the bell tower.



Here is a collection of the recent Newsletters of the Friends of Bradford Cathedral.  They are presented in Acrobat ".pdf" format.  You've probably got a reader for this.  If not, visit the Adobe Website to download your free copy. Remember to untick any "Optional Offers" unless you are very sure that you want them!


Join the Friends of Bradford Cathedral

Members of the Friends are drawn from across the Diocese and beyond, as well as from the Cathedral congregation, all linked by a unity of purpose in wanting to help care for this wonderful building, which has been standing for over thirteen hundred years, and its fabric which includes priceless William Morris windows, embroidery by Ernest Sichel and woodcarving by Chris Shawcross.


The aims of the Friends of Bradford Cathedral are to:

  • Bring together in fellowship people who care for the Cathedral
  • Support the Cathedral and its staff through prayer
  • Help raise funds for special projects, eg Artspace
  • Contribute to upkeep and maintenance

Past projects include:

  • Provision of new pipes for the Organ
  • Purchase of new display stands
  • Production of the Cathedral Guidebook
  • Refurbishment of the Holy Spirit Chapel

Future projects under consideration are:

  • Refurbishment of the Parish Room
  • Refurbishment of the Lady Chapel
  • Enhancement and provision of new steps to the Lectern.


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Chair of the Friends is Jill Wright: Contact her on