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!

Due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19, all public worship is presently suspended at Manchester Cathedral.  We remain open for private prayer from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 4pm on weekdays, and from 12pm to 4pm at weekends.

Today's Services

Thursday 21 Jan 2021

09:00 Morning Prayer (clergy only - broadcast on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (clergy only - broadcast on Facebook)

Suspension of public worship

Date online: 14 January 2021

Given the continued severity of the transmission of the virus at present, further changes have been made to our public worship. Sadly, all public worship is now suspended with immediate effect.

A prayer for an end to the pandemic

Date online: 6 January 2021

Picture of single candle

Most Merciful God, we pray for our worldand for an end to the pandemic.  Bless all health care workers and our NHS, Give strength and skill to all who tend  the sick and dying; May all people know ...

Lockdown Statement from the Dean of Manchester

Date online: 5 January 2021

Given the severity of the transmission of the virus at present, we have made changes to our public worship pattern. All our services, except The Eucharist on Sundays at 10.30am, will now be held ...

Virtual Poetry Prizegiving 2020

Date online: 18 November 2020

Virtual Poetry Prizegiving 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition Prizegiving 2020 is now available to watch online. Thank you again to this year’s judge, Rachel Mann, who is a priest, ...

Manchester Cathedral receives lifeline grant of £260,480 from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Date online: 11 November 2020

445 organisations will share £103 million, including Manchester Cathedral, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting ...

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.