A MEMORIAL service for those affected by violent crime will be held at Bradford Cathedral this week.

The service, which will take place on Thursday, April 27 from 7.30pm, is in partnership with Fountains Church, Bradford Children & Families Trust – District Youth Services, West Yorkshire Police and Bradford Council.

Led by the Reverend Linda Maslen of Fountains Church, the service will include prayers for victims of violent crime and those affected by it, an act of remembrance as well as testimonies and stories, a time to reflect, and a commitment to hope for change.


The Knife Angel was created by artist Alfie Bradley as a national monument against violence and aggression. The 27ft-high sculpture is made from more than 100,000 seized blades.

It will be in Centenary Square until the day of the memorial alongside information boards and is lit up from dusk.

Richard Baildon, lead for Bradford Neighbourhood Policing Team, will be speaking alongside other guest speakers, who will be announced shortly.

All are welcome to attend the service. People can turn up on the day or can register at bradfordcathedral.churchsuite.com/events/kdtjnfdq, or via bradfordcathedral.org.uk/whats-on