Calling all Diocese of Leeds churches: Could you host a Bradford Cathedral Choir Safari Evensong?

Six times a year, Bradford Cathedral Choir undertakes a ‘Safari Evensong’ in one of the Diocese of Leeds 605 parish churches. We have so far visited St John Carlinghow (Huddersfield EA), St Edmund Roundhay (Leeds EA), St Mary the Virgin Cundall (Ripon EA), St Michael Kirklington (Ripon EA), St Mary Magdalene Outwood (Wakefield EA), Holy Trinity & St Jude Halifax (Huddersfield EA), St James Tong (Bradford EA), St Chad Toller Lane (Bradford EA), St Clement Barkerend Road (Bradford EA).

We are always delighted to hear from parishes who would like the cathedral choir to sing a service at their church. We are very willing to fit in with the worshipping traditions of each parish church, whether that be by doing a traditional choral evensong, vespers and benediction, a service of Holy Communion, or something more contemporary.

The choristers love sharing their music with congregations of other churches, many of which do not have a choral tradition of their own. The choristers also enjoy collaborating with other children, having recently sung an evensong together with the children’s choir of Holy Trinity & St Jude Halifax.

Sharing our choral music with churches across the diocese is a really valuable part of the cathedral’s mission. If you are interested in hosting a service at your church, please get in touch with Alex Berry ( The choir does not charge a fee, but is very pleased if churches can offer a buffet lunch/tea and a contribution towards travel expenses. 

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