November at Bradford Cathedral

November brings us more incredible and must-see events and services at Bradford Cathedral. Please see below for a flavour of just some of the things that are happening this month, and for information on our future events, regular services and much more, please visit our website!


It’s almost here! On Monday 25th November it’s 100 years since the Parish Church of St. Peter also became a cathedral, and we’re marking it with two services on Sunday 24th November. Our Eucharist service at 10:15am will include a dedication of the kneelers, and our big celebration at 4pm will include the Rt Revd Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds. Spaces are limited for this celebration and can be booked online.


The Oxford and Cambridge Singing School

We are holding a very special Day of Spooky Singing and Mysterious Magic with the Oxford and Cambridge Singing School on Friday 1st November. Children aged between 7 and 13 years will be able to take part in some exciting choral training, concluding in a very special performance at 3:30pm. Click here to find out more in our blog post, and book your tickets on the Oxbridge website.

Our November Coffee Concert is with Robert Sudall on jazz piano. It takes place on Tuesday 12th November at 11am, with refreshments from 10:30am. You can find out more Robert on our special blog, and reserve your free place online.

Steeleye Span

We then finish off the month by hosting Steeleye Span with their 50th Anniversary Tour here at the cathedral. Tickets are almost sold out – don’t miss out and get your ticket today!

Art and Exhibitions

The Common Threads team

Our final exhibition of the year is on until Wednesday 27th November. Alive with Change from Common Threads is a celebration of the cathedral’s place in the city and Bradford’s history of textiles. You can find out more about the story behind the exhibition on our blog.


Bishop Nick Lecture

On Wednesday 6th November Bishop Nick will be hosting his lecture entitled 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall at 7pm. Find out more about it and book your free space online.


Festival of Remembrance

There are a lot of services happening in November. On Saturday 2nd you can hear Fauré’s Requiem as part of the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed at 7:30pm. You can reserve your place and leave names to be remembered on our website.

On Sunday 3rd November at 10:15am we have the Eucharist for All Souls Day and at 5pm our annual Festival of Remembrance. Seats are almost fully booked for this, but you might be able to still get a free ticket via Eventbrite.

And finally on Sunday 10th November at 4pm we have the Evensong with the installation of the Revd Lizzy Woolf as an Honorary Canon.

Caring for our world

Dean Jerry Lepine planting a tree

Those keen on looking after our world should put our tree planting day in their diary. Taking place on Saturday 23rd November between 10am and 3pm, places can be booked on Eventbrite and more information, plus travel details, can be found on our blog.

Other Events

Business and the Kingdom

On Friday 1st November we have the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji but this is now fully booked.

Business owners who want to know more about how businesses can better serve the kingdom of God can book onto Saturday 9th November‘s Business and the Kingdom – The Big Picture conference. Tickets are available online.

Advent & Christmas

Our Christmas card

We hate to mention this so early, but there are some early events happening at the end of November. You can enjoy Messy Advent at 10:30am on Saturday 30th November where there will be wreath-making, biscuit decorating and much more. You can book your free place online.

We are also hosting a lantern parade as part of the city’s festive celebrations on the same day. Join us from 3:30pm on the Saturday for refreshments, music and much more. More details can be found on the Visit Bradford website.

On a final festive note, we’ll also be home to one of the Sparkling Bradford Christmas Cards during the month and you can also buy our new and exclusive Christmas Card from our shop or online. You can also get a sneak peak at our December services, concerts and events on our website.

Alpha Course


The weekly 90-minute session takes place at 5:30pm every Wednesday and it’s a relaxed and information way to explore the Christian Faith. Everyone is welcome to join the sessions, and each week begins with a meal. To book:

Other Events

Our next Bring and Share Lunch takes place on Sunday 17th November at 12noon, which is open to everyone. On Monday 11th November it’s our next Monday Fellowship meeting led by John Wright, and the Women of Faith Book Group is back on Tuesday 26th November meeting at Waterstones at 11am.

Our Toddler Group takes place every Friday at 10am and our Carers’ Crafts every Tuesday, also from 10am. You can also join Stitching the Cathedral on Tuesday 12th and Tuesday 26th November from 1-4pm.

The Just A Minute group also takes place every Sunday from 11:45am and Silence Space returns on Monday 11th and Monday 25th November at 1pm. Places of Welcome also meets every Wednesday at 2:30pm.

You can find out more about all these events and much more on our website.

Daily Services

We also have daily services for worship; times can be found at

Opening Times

Bradford Cathedral is usually open Monday to Saturday: 8:15am – 5:30pm, Sundays 7.45am until 5.00pm, and closed Bank Holidays.The cathedral is open for visitors to explore the Cathedral. Guides are available on our website and at the Cathedral.  

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