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Visiting us

You can visit us from 2-4pm Wednesday - Sunday for private prayer or to explore the cathedral, with the East End area now open.

 

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.

 

 

Sunday Service: Creation 3 - Sunday 20th September 2020

 

  • Holy Communion at 10.30am every Sunday. There will be 50 tickets available each week which you will need to book on ChurchSuite or through phoning the office on 01274 777720 before 12noon on Friday.
  • Households will be able to sit together. If demand goes beyond that number we will look to respond.
  • The Sunday 10:30am service will be live streamed so that everyone can still worship at home. You can continue to watch this via the usual channels, as detailed on our online services page, or by finding the YouTube video below.
  • Morning Prayer and Evening Prayer will continue online at 9am and 5pm (5:30pm from Monday 14th September)

 

 

What will the 10.30am Sunday service be like?

 

The safety of the staff and congregation is our top priority.  The Government and Church of England has excellent guidelines which the Cathedral will be following and need to be read by everyone who may consider attending.

 

Public worship will look and feel very different from anything that has gone before. However, the experience in cathedrals on 5th July suggests that it is profoundly engaging. Without going into all the detail here are a few headlines describing what it will be like.

  • On entry and exit you are invited to engage in hand cleansing. Also, prior to receiving Communion please use your own bottle of gel for cleansing.
  • There will be an organist and a cantor but, sadly, no choir or congregational singing.
  • All seating will have a two-metre spacing and we do request a minimum of movement by congregation.
  • A one-way system for entry and exit.  Please enter by the usual North door and exit by the South-east door. Greeting members of the congregation can happen outside in an appropriately distanced manner. There are no refreshments.
  • Holy Communion will be wafer only and standing by your seat.
  • The service is downloadable from our website. Whilst there will be orders of service available that need to be taken away from the cathedral, we would encourage you to download it on to your tablet, iPhone or iPad to bring to the service. This is a green option that is being encouraged now.

 

PLEASE NOTE the following Government advice.

 

  • Anyone showing symptoms of Covid-19 (a new continuous cough, a high temperature or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell) should not attend the place of worship due to the risk that they pose to others; they should self-isolate at home immediately with other members of their household
  • Certain groups of people may be at increased risk of severe disease from Covid-19, including people who are aged 70 or older, regardless of medical conditions
  • Individuals who fall within this group are advised to stay at home as much as possible and, if they do go out, to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside of their household
  • Shielded patients are currently advised not to meet more than one person from outside of their own household, and therefore not currently advised to attend places of worship
  • To ensure safety is upheld, the Cathedral needs to be cleaned before and after a service and be left for the required number of hours before future acts of worship can take place; this will mean that there will just be one service each day at the moment. 

It is important that we bring these matters to your attention so that you can make the best decision for yourself and others.

 

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.

 

Morning and Evening Prayer

Due to the update guidelines on Thursday 30th July we will not be open for congregational attendance at Morning and Evening Prayer until easing is allowed. The clergy will continue to pray in the Cathedral with the online congregations. You can continue to join in online using the details below.

 

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#

 

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

From Friday 20th March 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: