Bradford Cathedral wins Visitor Award

Bradford Cathedral named Small Visitor Attraction of the Year!

Bradford Cathedral has been named Small Visitor Attraction of the Year in the White Rose Awards to celebrate the tourism sector across Yorkshire.

Bradford won gold in their category at the virtual awards ceremony last week with the judges’ comments:

“Despite the challenges a place of worship faces in engaging with a younger audience as well as the wider community, Bradford Cathedral has achieved this and more.

“Through a variety of creative initiatives, with even more planned in the future, and their engagement with social media, they continue to draw in the visitors.”

The Dean of Bradford, the Very Revd Jerry Lepine said:
“It is a delight for us to receive the gold award in our category at this year’s White Rose Awards and it’s a testament to all the hard work our team put in during our centenary year in 2019 and beyond to deliver an exciting package of events, services and visitor experiences for those in the city of Bradford and further afield.

“We welcomed faces old and new into the cathedral for prayer, education, heritage, music and art, and helped them discover Bradford’s best-kept secret,’ he added.

Bradford Cathedral was represented at the virtual award by Maggie Myers, Director of Education and Visitors. She said:

“This acknowledges all the hard work and energy that the team at Bradford Cathedral put in during our centenary year, alongside our volunteers, congregation and partners in the city and beyond.

“Although we are currently only open for prayer, we look forward to welcoming back old friends to the cathedral as well as new visitors discovering us for the first time. In the meantime, there is a lot available online for visitors to enjoy, wherever they are.”