Have you ever wondered what’s in a church, masjid, mandir or gurdwara?

One of Bradford’s most unique experiences is back as five places of worship reopen their doors to curious visitors.

The Bradford Faith Trail offers people the chance to explore five places of worship and learn about different religions. 

The spiritual journey starts at the top of Leeds Road and ends at the city’s awe-inspiring Bradford Cathedral. 

Stops include St. Peter’s RC Church, Abu Bakar Masjid, the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, the Guru Gobind Singh Ji Gurdwara, where everybody enjoys a langar (vegetarian lunch), and Bradford Cathedral, where refreshments can be enjoyed.

Maggie Myers, Director of Education and Visitors at Bradford Cathedral, who co-ordinates the Faith Trail on behalf of all of the places of worship involved, said: “The Bradford Faith Trail is a truly unique event and one that we encourage everybody in this area and beyond to experience.

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“There are so many faith communities living side by side in this small area of Bradford and the Faith Trail offers the chance to look beyond the doors, to see what is inside, to meet members of the communities, to hear a little of what goes on, to ask questions and to spend a fascinating day with people of all faiths and none.”

The tour will be led by experienced guides who are there to answer any questions and make the visit more informative and enjoyable.

Each place of worship will be open for set times before guests are guided to the next venue.

Speaking previously to the T&A, Deepak Sharma, of the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple, said the trail helps to take away the fear of 'are they different?'. 

He said: “There's a buzz when people do it, because people really want to come down and where they might have been shy - how do I actually go into a mosque? How do I walk into a church? How do I go into the temple? They actually have an opportunity to have an open invite."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Taking place on the first Saturday of the month, the Bradford Faith Trail will return on Saturday, March 4, 2023, until October.

The whole trail starts at 10am at St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church and finishes at approximately 3.45pm at Bradford Cathedral.

The Faith Trail on Saturday, July 1, will not include the final stop at Bradford Cathedral.

Booking is free but essential.

To book a place, email Maggie Myers at education@bradfordcathedral.org or call the Cathedral Office on 01274 77 77 20, between 9am and 2.45pm, Monday to Friday.

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