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Opening Times and Information

 

We welcome you to Bradford Cathedral for visiting or for personal prayer.

Our current opening hours are usually 10am - 4pm Monday - Saturday, except Wednesday when we're open from 12noon - 4pm.

Following updates to the guidance, we are recommending the use of hand sanitiser to all those visiting Bradford Cathedral, which is available at points throughout the building, alongside the wearing of face coverings, unless you are exempt.

You may find the Cathedral gates open at other times for services or events. This is not for general admission. There will be a sign at the gate informing people of this situation. Regrettably, due to the Covid restrictions in place you may be asked to leave. If this occurs, we apologise for any distress this may cause.

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 info@bradfordcathedral.org or send a message to us on social media.

During opening hours, other activities may be taking place in the Cathedral, and certain areas may be inaccessible. You are welcome to use one of our side chapels for personal prayer.

Please note: our hearing loop is currently out of action. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

 

 

Attending Bradford Cathedral for worship

For acts of worship, we are continuing to work to a limited capacity in the building and advance booking will apply to services, which can be done through the website. We will continue to offer an online stream of our Sunday morning Eucharist and other key services.

We will be operating social distancing and encouraging the use of hand sanitiser and face coverings, unless exempt.

We hope to resume congregational singing from Sunday 25th July, and refreshments later in the autumn.

 


 

Upcoming Services / Events

Please note: our hearing loop is currently unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

Wednesday 4th August

 

Holy Communion (8:15am)

Book your seat

 

Holy Communion (10:15am)

Book your seat

 

Sunday 8th August

Holy Communion (BCP) (8:30am)

Book your seat

 

The Eucharist - Trinity 10 (10:30am)

YouTube link | Book your seat | Service booklet (Coming Soon)

The Just a Minute meeting follows after the service. For more information please visit ChurchSuite.

 

 

 

Choral Evensong has now finished for the summer. Evening prayer will take place instead at 3:30pm on Sundays.

 


 

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 manual

 You can also view YouTube through Apple TV and some other providers.

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

 

On your games console

You can also download the YouTube app on Sony Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch as well as some older consoles.

 

FAQs

How do I view the stream?

You should be able to start streaming the service from around 15-20 minutes before the service begins. If you can't see it please refresh the page. If it still doesn't appear please go directly to our YouTube page and look for a video marked 'Live'. We will also post links on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

I can't hear any sound!

Though the stream may be live the sound / music may not begin until a few minutes before. If you still can't hear anything please check the settings on your device. If you can't hear anything still please leave a comment on the video and we will check the stream.

Can I leave comments during the stream?

Yes, you can do this, with comments, prayers or similar.

 


 

Morning and Evening Prayer

In addition, Morning and Evening Prayer are both online and on the phone. This is not only a great way to begin and end the day in prayer but it is a supportive community experience as well. Here are the details. This arrangement is now for Monday to Saturday.


Morning Prayer at 9am
Online             https://meet.google.com/gzg-wryi-fof
Phone             020 3957 3722 then, when prompted, key in 255851314#

Evening Prayer at 5.30pm
Online             https://meet.google.com/zyx-hmcz-xeu
Phone             020 3937 2140 then, when prompted, key in 186694145#

 


 

Offering a sacred space

We will continue to offer a sacred space for prayer and stillness for anyone to access.  Our opening times are 14:00 - 16:00, Wednesday - Saturday.  We operate in a covid secure way and ask that if you visit us for personal prayer, you adhere to covid precautions as per the signage or instructions from the team. Thank you.

 

We are unable to confirm anything else until we receive further guidance.  We understand that this is frustrating however it is beyond our control and we believe speculation is unhelpful in this situation. As soon as we are able to provide detailed guidance we will do so.

Dean Jerry

 


 

Visiting us

 

Measures to keep people safe will include:

  • limiting the number of people allowed inPublic WorshipPublic Worship  side at any one time
  • a 'one way' system
  • much reduced seating
  • hand sanitisers at appropriate points
  • new signage to remind people of the health and safety around social distancing
  • the shop and the toilets will not be open at this time
  • some areas of the cathedral will be inaccesible

Please note that further details will be forthcoming and that the Cathedral office will remain closed.

 

Face coverings

Face coverings are currently mandatory on public transport and in a range of indoor venues including places of worship and church halls. While there are exemptions, outlined on the document linked to below, this is a legal requirement.

Please see the latest guidance from the Church of England in full via their website.

 

Caring for each other

If you would like prayer please email us at prayer@bradfordcathedral.org or leave a message on the phone – 01274 777720.

If you would like to be in touch with the clergy please call 01274 777720 and leave a message or email us. Our contacts are on the website.

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Bradford District is a place where the people band together. We help each other in times of need, we are a close knit and supportive community. Now especially is a time when people can get through this tough time together. Bradford Council are encouraging people to join their growing band of brilliant volunteers, helping and supporting everyone across our district so that people can get through tough times together.

 

While we are staying home and staying safe, people can still make a difference. If you are in need of urgent help or support, please call 01274 431000.

 

Click here to find out more.

 

Being a good neighbour

People Can have created a helpsheet all about being a good neighbour. Click here to download.

 

Facebook support group

We have set up a support group on Facebook to help our community, as a place to offer support, ask for advice and to ask for prayers at Bradford Cathedral.

 

 

Phone Calls

When you call the cathedral you will automatically come through to our answer phone. We will be back in touch with you as soon as possible if you leave a message.

 

 

For further information

For the latest advice please visit the following sources: