Welcome to the Bradford Cathedral website. The Cathedral is one of  Yorkshire’s  ‘hidden gems’. It is the oldest building in the City but it also has a wonderful 20th-century extension. Ancient and modern. Visitors are constantly surprised and uplifted by this intimate and yet inspiring place of prayer. Since the first millennium, Christians have worshipped on this hillside in the centre of Bradford. We look forward to welcoming you.


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Visiting Us

We are open for visitors Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.


You may find the Cathedral gates open at other times for services or events, and during these times the Cathedral is not open for general admission and there will be a sign at the gate informing you of this situation. 

There may be occasions when events or services take place that will change our opening hours and on rare occasions the Cathedral may be closed for visitors. Please see our calendar for further details. This calendar is updated on a regular basis, so we advise you to check before visiting. If you have any specific queries, we recommend you e-mail the cathedral on or send a message to us on social media.

To find out more about getting here, please go to our 'How to Find Us' page.



COVID Guidance

Last updated: Monday 28th February 2022

Following the government ending all Covid related restrictions we will continue to take a balanced approach, with our guidance remaining unchanged. This means that, wherever possible, we will still allow for social distancing, and hand sanitiser and face coverings will continue to be available. There will be no changes to liturgical practices for the time being, including use of the common cup during the Eucharist. However, this will be reviewed in the near future. There will be a minor adjustment to our opening times from Monday 28 February, with the Cathedral reopening on a Wednesday morning. This means we are now open Monday – Saturday. 10.00am to 4.00pm, and Sundays for services.

For further reference you can find out more in the Church of England guidance or the Government website.


Cathedrals of the Northern Province

William Thackray photo of Durham Cathedral.

Retired priest William Thackray, who is based in Northallerton and has spoken at the cathedral previously, has made available an incredible book all about fourteen cathedrals of the Northern Province, including Bradford Cathedral.

You can read it now online.


Lights of Bradford

When we look at an object, in reality, we only see the light coming from that. There are a lot of things you can see in Bradford, and this film aims to show a few of them. That is why the title of this film is Lights of Bradford. As a multicultural city, it shows unconditional acceptance towards everyone. Coming from that, it’s like a food that has flavors from every cuisine. You can experience several things from all around the world, by being at just one place, Bradford. The film depicts how Donnie Horvath sees Bradford, with the cultural, ethnical diversity of it.


Yorkshire Signpost Guide

You can find out more about us in the 2022 Yorkshire Signpost Guide, which is available across the county and online.