Cathedral welcomes bus tour of Bradford's leading places of worship

Bradford Cathedral has welcomed dozens of people taking part in a spiritual tour of the city, including Bradford’s Lord Mayor and students from the USA.

The annual Iconic Places of Worship Tour, organised by Rifaqat Ali, Bradford Council’s Community Co-ordinator, enables people from different backgrounds, faiths, no-faith, gender and age to visit different places of worship and listen to speakers explaining the main beliefs of each religion.

This year’s tour by open top bus was attended by Lord Mayor of Bradford, Councillor Doreen Lee and 70 people from across the Bradford and Calderdale districts. Also taking part were 16 American students as part of their exchange trip.

The tour also visited the Gurdwara Singh Sabha, Barkerend, Shree Hindu Temple in Little Horton; Jamiat Ahle Hadith Masjid in Manningham.

The cathedral’s Dean, the Rt Revd Jerry Lepine said: “The Diocese of Leeds has got three Cathedrals, it covers both West and North Yorkshire and these three Cathedrals engage significantly with the people of our region.

Rifaqat Ali added: “This year’s event was amazing with a great mix of people from all the major faiths, no-faith and age groups.

“Everyone really enjoyed the event with lots of smiles. This type of event provides people with confidence and encouragement to resist divisive and prejudiced narratives.”

Picture courtesy of The Bradford Telegraph and Argus.


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