BRADFORD Cathedral held a special event to thank those who contributed to its “great” new community space which opened this month.

The recently refurbished de Lacy Centre will be used for meetings and events.

It was formerly known as the Parish Room, but was renamed in memory of Alice de Lacy - a local benefactor and a key figure in relation to the Cathedral’s history and growth in the late thirteenth century - following the refurbishment.

Sharon Link, Income Development Officer at Bradford Cathedral, said: “The event was a lovely opportunity for the Cathedral to thank people for supporting the refurbishment.

“The centre, now completed, means the Cathedral has a meeting room with great facilities that can be used by anyone wishing to hire somewhere in Bradford city centre.”

The full list of donors for the project is as follows: Richard and Sharron Arnold; All Churches Trust; Bernard Sunley Foundation; Congregational & General Charitable Trust; Friends of Bradford Cathedral; Sovereign Health Care Community Programme; Bradford Guild of Help; Kirby Laing Foundation; Beatrice Laing Trust; Sir George Martin Trust and Pat Yewdall, whose son Chris also attended the thank you event.

The de Lacy Centre is is now available for bookings. For more information, contact Bradford Cathedral on 01274 777720 or email