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 open to visitors (9.30 am to 4.00 pm) daily and for worshipers wishing to attend daily services from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. (Please check our weekly service schedule for specific times of services taking place throughout the week as these are sometimes subject to change)

 

Today's Services

Sunday 03 Mar 2024

08:45 Morning Prayer and Holy Communion (Quire/High Altar)
10:30 Sunday Eucharist (Nave)
17:30 Choral Evensong (Quire)

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023 Prize Ceremony

Date online: 3 January 2024

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023 Prize Ceremony

Join us on 23 January as we celebrate the winning and highly commended entries of the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023.

Cathedral Theological Conversations

Date online: 2 January 2024

Cathedral Theological Conversations

Join us in 2024 for an exciting programme of innovative Theologians speaking on contemporary issues.

Join our Challenging Hate Forum on 8 February

Date online: 2 January 2024

Join our Challenging Hate Forum on 8 February

The theme for our next event is A Vision for Peace in Light of Conflict.

Doubt Wisely Book Launch

Date online: 1 January 2024

Doubt Wisely Book Launch

Join us for a free evening of poetry on Thursday January 4.

Welcome our new Canon Precentor

Date online: 24 December 2023

Welcome our new Canon Precentor

We welcome a new Canon Precentor in 2024, while bidding farewell to our Canon Pastor.

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

Date online: 23 December 2023

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

We're collecting socks, scarves and hats until January 21 to help the Booth Centre.

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recital Series

Date: Monday, 4 March 2024

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recital Series

Following on from their successful 'Music For A While' lunchtime concerts, we see the introduction from Chetham’s School of Music for a new Lunchtime Piano Recital series, showcasing and ...

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Chetham’s ‘Music for a While’ series profiles individual students from the School of Music as they perform with staff accompanists. Join us in the stunning setting of Manchester Cathedral for ...

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Marika Rose

Date: Thursday, 14 March 2024

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Marika Rose

Join us in 2024 for an exciting programme of innovative theologians speaking on contemporary issues. Each month, our Theological Conversations invite you to contemplate different theological themes ...

Fiction Fans and Ballgowns 2024 - Multi Author book signing followed by a Fantasy Fairy-tale Themed Ball

Date: Friday, 15 March 2024

Fiction Fans and Ballgowns 2024 - Multi Author book signing followed by a Fantasy Fairy-tale Themed Ball

Come and meet your favourite authors in the fabulous venue of Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 16th March 2024. Spend the day visiting the fabulous line up of authors we have joining us on the day ...

London Concertante presents- MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES BY CANDLELIGHT

Date: Friday, 22 March 2024

London Concertante presents- MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES BY CANDLELIGHT

TIMINGS Friday 22nd March 18:45 – Doors open 19:30 – Concert begins Duration 2 hours PROGRAMME Superman – Main Theme Jurassic Park – Main Theme ET – ET Flying Theme The ...

Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Saturday, 30 March 2024

Craft and Flea Fair

Craft & Flea will be returning to Manchester Cathedral again this March 2024. What is Craft & Flea? Filling the Cathedral inside and out, it's the best of the city's local produce & ...

Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago live at Manchester Cathedral

Date: Saturday, 6 April 2024

Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago live at Manchester Cathedral

Iconic Concerts & Classics Events Co. present.. Lovely Laura & Ben Santiago Live at Manchester Cathedral Saturday 6th April 6:30pm - 11.00pm Join us this April as Lovely Laura & Ben ...

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Eve Parker

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2024

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Eve Parker

Join us in 2024 for an exciting programme of innovative theologians speaking on contemporary issues. Each month, our Theological Conversations invite you to contemplate different theological themes ...

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Date: Thursday, 25 April 2024

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Chetham’s ‘Music for a While’ series profiles individual students from the School of Music as they perform with staff accompanists. Join us in the stunning setting of Manchester Cathedral for ...