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, build community and make a difference in our society and 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!

Today's Services

Wednesday 21 Oct 2020

09:00 Morning Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)

The Manchester Sleepout 2020

Date online: 20 October 2020

Join us from home on Friday 6th November 2020 to raise funds to enable the Booth Centre to help people who are homeless in Manchester.

Manchester Cathedral flies rainbow pride flag

Date online: 7 August 2020

Pride Flag

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Manchester Cathedral will once again show its support for LGBTIQ+ people across Greater Manchester this August. Marking Pride Season across our region, Manchester ...

Greater Manchester remembers lives lost to COVID-19

Date online: 16 July 2020

People in Greater Manchester who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 have been invited to join an online, interfaith, memorial service being held today, Thursday 16 July 2020, at Manchester Cathedral.

Manchester Cathedral Opens for Worship

Date online: 2 July 2020

On Sunday 5 July 2020 we shall be re-opening the Cathedral for public worship beginning with the Eucharist at 10.30am. Worshippers are being asked to register their attendance in advance using ...

The Bishop, Dean and Canons take the knee in support of BLM

Date online: 21 June 2020

The Bishop, Dean and Canons take the knee in support of BLM

Video: The Bishop, Dean and Canons of Manchester take the knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in support of Black Lives Matter...

The Dean welcomes you to Manchester Cathedral for private prayer

Date online: 16 June 2020

Video: The Dean of Manchester explains what you can expect to see and do at Manchester Cathedral as we re-open to the general public for private prayer...

Jazz by Candlelight presents an Evening of the spookiest soundtracks for Halloween.

Date: Friday, 30 October 2020

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Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer and more!

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020

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Festal Evensong for All Saints' Day

Date: Sunday, 1 November 2020

At 5.30 this evening the Cathedral will mark the feast of All Saints with the return of the Cathedral Voluntary Choir singing Choral Evensong. Music will include the anthem for All Saints ...

All Souls' Day Service

Date: Monday, 2 November 2020

All Souls' Day Service

On All Souls’ Day we commemorate all those who we have loved and lost through a celebration of the Eucharist, at which the Cathedral Choir will sing Gabriel Faure's famous setting of the ...

Jazz by Candlelight- Sold out- (Link to similar programme for 21 Jan 2021)

Date: Friday, 6 November 2020

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Manchester Sleepout 2020

Date: Friday, 6 November 2020

Sleep out from home Every year we meet at Manchester Cathedral to celebrate the talents of people who visit the Booth Centre, to share the reality of homelessness in Manchester and to offer a glimpse ...

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Date: Saturday, 7 November 2020

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Worth the Weight returns to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 5 December with a huge vintage sale. There will be thousands of Grade A quality vintage items on sale. Pick and mix ...

London Concertante Presents Vivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020

London Concertante Presents Vivaldi The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Programme - Bach – Violin Concerto in A minor - Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor - Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Vivaldi – Four Seasons If you are looking for a romantic, ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Date: Friday, 13 November 2020

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