Holy Week 2021

Through the darkest valley

Words of hope for days of weariness and struggle.

‘Abba, give me a word,’ was the request of those who visited the desert monasteries of the early church. Many of these sayings have found their way to us today. Essentially, they were very brief words of wisdom to challenge and encourage Christians. Always brief, but with the capacity to direct and expand the lived experience of faith. During Holy Week the addresses will seek to offer various key ‘words’ that we hope and pray will have a renewing impact upon us all. Drawing on the Psalms will be a particular focus.

Address will be given by the Revd Canon Professor Myra Shackley and the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford


A Welcome to Holy Week 2021

The Very Revd Jerry Lepine, Dean of Bradford, introduces you to our Holy Week and Easter services.


Quick Menu


Services (Catch-up)

Catch-up services are available for two weeks from their live date.

To watch them, please visit our 'watch back' page.



A message for Easter 2021 - Bishop of Leeds, Rt Revd Nick Baines



Bishop Toby Easter Sermon 2021


Messy Easter: A Journey Through Holy Week (Online only for all ages)

YouTube link


There are also resources available to accompany this video, to be prepared beforehand.


For our school resources, please visit our Digital Schools Resources page.



Missional Generation Filter

You can enjoy using an Easter Sunday filter to help share the powerful message that Jesus is alive.

Missional Generation:

"We want to help equip young people and the local church to grow confident in using digital innovation to reach a generation. Use this link to download and share

For those wanting a Instagram filter please follow this link.



Children's Space

An 8-day Holy Week Journey: How to make an Easter Garden



Cathedral 101 videos

Explainer videos all about the key dates of Holy Week and Easter!


Palm Sunday


Maundy Thursday


Good Friday


Easter Day

Cathedral Close-Up

Discover more about Maundy Money and the history with Bradford Cathedral.



Holy Week and Easter Resources (for schools)



Palm Sunday

All ages: Messy Palm Sunday activities

Palm leaf template


Holy Week and Easter

Easter Schools’ Service video 2021: A Journey Through Holy Week

Easter School Worship activities

The Zephaniah Easter Activity Pack 2021


Make Your Own Easter Garden



Holy Week and Easter PowerPoint- Meaning and key images

Easter Story PowerPoint


Butterfly template

Colour-in Cross

Design an Easter Cross

Easter colouring

Easter Story booklet and colouring

Palm leaf template



Holy Week and Easter PowerPoint- Meaning and key images

Easter Story PowerPoint

My Easter Story Workbook


Butterfly template

Colour-in Cross

Design an Easter Cross

Easter colouring

Easter Story booklet with reflection pages

Stained Glass Cross colouring



How to Watch

There are a variety of ways you can watch our services at home.


On your computer, laptop or smartphone

All you need to do is head to our Facebook page or YouTube page and you can view the streams from there.

Alternatively, if you have the Facebook app, type 'Bradford Cathedral' in the search box to be taken to our page and scroll down to the video marked 'live'.

In the YouTube app search 'Bradford Cathedral to find our page and look out for a video marked 'live'.


On your television

You can also watch our services through your television. If you have a smart TV head to your apps page and locate the Facebook or YouTube apps. If you have a device such as an Amazon Fire Stick you can also download a YouTube app and view it from there. Please search for 'Bradford Cathedral' within the app to find our channel. For further instructions please consult your device's help page or instruction manuel.

You may also be able to 'cast' your computer laptop or smartphone to your television to watch the service on your bigger screen.