Bradford – Bonhoeffer’s Declaration

Event Details

  • Location: Bradford Cathedral
  • Address: 1 Stott Hill, Bradford, BD1 4EH
  • Start date: 28th October 2023
  • End date: 28th October 2023
  • Times: 3pm - 6pm
  • Entry fee: Free, advance booking advised

In November 1933, German pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer visited Bradford and made, what would later be known as, the Bradford Declaration. In it he spoke out against the nazification of the Church and, in so doing, publicly opposed the Nazi government, an act that would ultimately lead to his execution in April 1945. 90 years on, Bradford Cathedral is hosting an event exploring the complex relationship between faith, politics and ideology.

This event is part of the Diocese of Leeds welcome of German partners from our link city of Erfurt. The afternoon will begin with a special Choral Evensong where Three Prayers by Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be sung to a setting by Yorkshire composer Philip Moore. After the service there will be lectures by Dr Noel Irwin, Dr Matthias Rein and the Rt Rev Nick Baines, Bishop of Leeds.