Welcome to Manchester Cathedral

Rogers Govender
Dean of Manchester

Thank you for visiting our website and I hope you will soon be able to visit Manchester Cathedral set in the vibrant city centre of Manchester, surrounded by shops and offices where thousands of people meet for business, work, shopping and leisure. In the midst of this great city we also have many urban challenges including poverty and homelessness. Our calling is to be a Christian community celebrating our diversity, supporting those in need and creating hope in the love of God in Jesus Christ. We serve a large, diverse urban diocese and county with ten towns which includes the two cities of Manchester and Salford. 

Our vision is to grow and build a community that makes a difference in our society and the wider world through the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We seek to live out our faith in God in practical ways and to be an inclusive Cathedral as we see the grace of God at work around us. I am also pleased to say that we make great music through our choirs and musicians and you can experience this at our regular services during the week and on Sundays.

This website will provide helpful information if you are seeking to explore the Christian faith, attend a service of worship or planning a visit. If we can be of further assistance to you please do not hesitate to contact us.

God bless you!

We are now open to visitors from 9.30am to 4.00pm daily. For your personal safety, the Dean and Chapter strongly encourage you to continue to wear face masks and use the hand sanitisers provided when visiting the Cathedral. 

Today's Services

Sunday 05 Dec 2021

09:00 BCP Matins (Quire)
10:30 Sung Eucharist (Nave)
17:30 Choral Evensong (Quire)

Canon Wray's Sock Day Appeal

Date online: 6 December 2021

A blue sock collection box in front of a stained glass window

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back and you can drop off new pairs of socks right up until the official anniversary of this historic legacy on the 21 January. Manchester Cathedral can find a good home ...

Manchester Cathedral 600 Poetry Competition Winners

Date online: 30 November 2021

Manchester Cathedral is pleased to announce the ten winning poems in our 600th Anniversary poetry competition. Our warmest congratulations to the winning poets who each receive a prize of £100.

Independent safeguarding audit

Date online: 5 November 2021

Independent safeguarding audit

The Church of England has commissioned an independent audit of all Church of England cathedrals, reviewing their arrangements for keeping people safe from harm and abuse. In today’s modern world ...

Eucharist for Pride 2021

Date online: 26 July 2021

Eucharist for Pride 2021

Please join us for this special Open Table event - Eucharist for Pride.Speaker: The Right Revd Mark Davies- Bishop of Middleton All are loved and all are welcome. Sunday 29 August 2021 at 6.00 pm. ...

Her Majesty’s visit to Manchester Cathedral

Date online: 8 July 2021

Her Majesty’s visit to Manchester Cathedral

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last visited Manchester Cathedral for the Maundy Service in 2007. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip. Today, Her Majesty visited Manchester Cathedral to ...

Join us: we're recruiting

Date online: 7 July 2021

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for an Events Assistant with exemplary team working skills and the capacity to work flexibly and effectively using their own initiative to join our staff ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 5 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 5 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 5 December 2021

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 5 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

The Christie Charity Annual Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Monday, 6 December 2021

Join the Christie Charitable Fund for a wonderfully festive night of Christmas music in Manchester Cathedral. There will be lots of opportunities for you to join in and the ...

MedEquip4Kids Christmas Sing-along

Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Get into the festive spirit at the annual MedEquip4Kids Christmas Sing-along at Manchester Cathedral! The event raises much-needed funds to provide medical equipment and facilities to benefit sick or ...

The Proud Trust LGBT+ Community Carol Service

Date: Thursday, 9 December 2021

The Proud Trust LGBT+ Community Carol Service

The Proud Trust Carol Concert for LGBT+ People and Allies A carol concert for the LGBT+ community, our supporters, allies and friends. About this Event This Christmas, The Proud Trust are holding a ...

Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas Celebration 2021

Date: Friday, 10 December 2021

Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas Celebration 2021

On Friday 10 December this event will once again provide guaranteed entertainment for all the family and get everyone into the Christmas Spirit, while raising crucial funds to prevent breast cancer ...

Manchester's Messiah

Date: Saturday, 11 December 2021

Manchester's Messiah

Saturday 11th December, 2021 7.30pm For many, a performance of Handel's Messiah is an essential part of the pre-Christmas period. In this concert, the second in what we intend to be a ...

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity Carol Concert

Date: Tuesday, 14 December 2021

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity Carol Concert

Be part of Carols in the City this December and support Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 14th December 2021. This will be their seventh Christmas ...