St. George's Day

Saint George.

Jerusalem

The Bradford Cathedral Music Department presents a very special version of the UK's most popular hymn Jerasulem, alongside an introduction to St. George and where you can spot him in Bradford Cathedral, and a prayer from the Very Revd. Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford.

 

 

Family Activities

Here are some fun activities to do for Saint George's Day!

 

Make your own shield

Use our shield template to make your own shield.

You could do one with the English flag design, just like the one you can see St. George holding in our windows at Bradford Cathedral, or you could make your own, unique shield design.

Design your own shield:

Draw pictures that represent something about you, your family, friends or home in each of the four sections of the shield.

For example:

  • You could draw a picture to represent your favourite hobby- such as a book to represent that you like reading, a microphone and some musical notes to show you love singing, or a football, cricket bat or bicycle etc. to represent a sport you enjoy
  • You could draw your school badge, your Cub or Brownie badge or a picture of your place of worship to represent a place or a club you like going to
  • You could draw a picture of you with your family or friends doing something you all enjoy together, like eating or playing together 
  • You could draw your favourite foods, your pets, what you want to be when you grow up…

The list could go on and on. Just remember to draw the things that represent you the most on your shield and don’t forget to write your name on the scroll at the bottom.

When you have finished drawing:

Make sure you colour in your pictures, to make your shield eye-catching.

(If you cut out your shield, you will have to attach the scroll to the top or bottom of your shield with some glue or you might decide not to have the scroll on your finished shield as you now have your pictures to represent you).

Mount your shield onto a piece of cardboard, if you can find some. Perhaps an adult could make a cardboard “handle” or “grip” on the back of your shield, so that you can hold it in front of you, like a medieval knight. 

 

Design your own stained glass window with St. George and the dragon

St. George appears in three of the stained glass windows at Bradford Cathedral but we only see a dragon in one of them- and it’s only the dragon’s head!

Use our stained glass window template to make your own design. Use your imagination to show an exciting picture of St. George defeating the dragon.

 

Send us your photos!

We would love to see some of your shield or stained glass window designs! E-mail them to us at info@bradfordcathedral.org and we'll display our favourites on the website!