Access to Cathedral on Sunday 17th March: Epilepsy Action 10k


On Sunday 17th March Bradford is hosting the Epilepsy Action 10k and during this event some roads around the Cathedral will be closed.


These will include Church Bank from Stott Hill to Canal Road from 7:30am to 9:20am and Church Bank from its junction with Stott Hill to its junction with Forster Square from 7:30am through until 10:45am.


Closures will also be in place on main roads such as Canal Road, parts of Shipley Airedale Road and others. We advise you to check the latest plan at before you travel.


May we wish all those taking part in the event all the best for the run.

Monica Slocombe elected as new Churchwarden.

Last Sunday, Monica Slocombe was elected by a special meeting to be Churchwarden. Please remember Monica in your prayers as she adjusts to this role. On Thursday 24 of January, at 5.45pm, Monica will make her declarations to the Archdeacon during Choral Evensong. You are invited to attend and support her.


'Stitching the Cathedral' group return for 2019 to begin new kneelers for St. Aidan's Chapel




A team of twenty members of the ‘Stitching the Cathedral’ group met in January to finish off working on the kneelers for the main altar at Bradford Cathedral, as well as preparing for their next stitching project, a Celtic-themed design for St. Aidan’s Chapel.


The project grew out of the ‘Friends of Bradford Cathedral’ group in 2015, and was something entirely new for a Cathedral that didn’t have anything like an Embroiderers’ Guild. Over the last three years a core group of twenty-five men and women, have come regularly to the Cathedral on a Tuesday afternoon to take part in ‘Stitching the Cathedral’.


Some of the members of the ‘Stitching the Cathedral’ group working hard on their most recent project.


The design, by Polly Meynell, has been transferred onto seven large pieces of canvas, which are tacked to frames and then sewn in various colours by the group. Their latest work forms part of the Textiles Project undertaken by the Cathedral some five years ago.


Jill Wright of the Friends of Bradford Cathedral said:

“The original project is almost complete now.  When that fact seeped through to the group towards the end of last year, uproar ensued!  “We don’t want to stop!” they cried.  “What can we do next?” they asked.


“From being a group of people who didn’t know one another and whose only common interest was sewing, there has grown a caring and supportive group who want to keep working to enhance the Cathedral in the best way they can.  They come from all faiths and none and from many different places.


“We have welcomed a wide variety of visitors, talked, eaten cake and drunk tea (and coffee!), laughed and cried together.  Literally thousands of hours have been spent on the project.  Around 80 people have done at least a few stitches, making it a real community project, and their names are recorded in our Heritage Book.”


‘Stitching the Cathedral’ takes place twice a month at Bradford Cathedral, with the next session on Tuesday 22nd January 2019, and anyone is welcome to join the team. No experience is necessary and you can turn up for as few or as many sessions as you can. The group will shortly begin work on the kneelers for St Aidan’s Chapel.  You can find out more about when the group meets on the Bradford Cathedral website.