Bradford Cathedral is hosting special events and services to mark Pentecost this year. 

The historic building will open its doors for services at 10.30am and 3.30pm. 

All are welcome to join at Bradford Cathedral while those who can’t attend in person can watch a live stream of its service at 10.30am.

The Revd Pete Gunstone said: “The Feast of Pentecost marks the conclusion of the Great Fifty Days of Eastertide. Easter celebrates that Jesus Christ, once the suffering, crucified and dead one, is now risen, ascended and glorified.

“On Pentecost Sunday, the crowning glory of this season, the Church celebrates that the Holy Spirit has been poured out on all believers, enabling them to be the presence of God in the world, to be the people of his Kingdom.” 

Later on Sunday afternoon, between 2pm and 4pm, the churches of Bradford will come together for praise and witness in Centenary Square, at an event called ‘Pentecost Praise’. 

This unity event for Christians across Bradford will include evangelism, prayer ministry, worship, and children’s activities.

The Revd Canon Ned Lunn said: “This will be a wonderful display of unity in worship and witness. It will be a wonderful, colourful, lively, and fun event, which proclaims the love of Jesus and the life of the Church in Bradford.”

But those who can’t make the events on Pentecost weekend are invited to the cathedral’s ‘International Pentecost’ from 6.30pm on Sunday, May 26.

It will be a time of thanksgiving and prayers for the unity of the Church, with people from many cultures and nations.

Revd Canon Lunn said: “We have committed to seek to better reflect our city’s many cultures and ethnicities within our community life. As part of this work we want to be a place which gathers Christians from all nations and languages together for intercultural worship. Building on our successful Christmas event, we will sing together multi-lingual songs and pray in different languages being led by one another from across the global Church. This is what Pentecost is all about.”

For more information on all the services and events taking place around Pentecost, visit Bradford Cathedral’s website.