THE PUBLIC are being invited to Bradford Cathedral’s annual legal service on Sunday.

All the judiciary, including high court judges and magistrates from throughout West Yorkshire, will gather to acknowledge the sovereignty of God and the Judeo-Christian foundation of UK law and the legal system.

Last year’s service, which fell in the cathedral’s centenary year, featured the Archbishop of York, the Most Revd and Right Hon Dr John Sentamu. This year it will be the Right Revd Dr Helen-Ann Hartley, Bishop of Ripon, who will be welcomed as the preacher.

The Revd Canon Paul Maybury, Bradford Cathedral: “We are honoured to welcome representatives of the judiciary and legal profession to the Annual Legal Service. It is a wonderful spectacle to behold and everyone is welcome. This Bradford tradition goes from strength to strength, year on year and we look forward to welcoming you.”

The Dean of Bradford, the Very Revd Jerry Lepine, will lead the service and the cathedral choir will lead the hymn singing and offer an anthem.There will also be free refreshments served after the service, which is expected to last about an hour.

The service takes place at Bradford Cathedral on Sunday 2nd February from 11am. Doors will open at 10am. Entry is free and there’s no booking necessary. Everyone is asked to be seated by 10.45am.

There will also be a Candlemas Eucharist from 4pm.