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 a face covering and to use the hand sanitisers provided when visiting the Cathedral. 

Today's Services

Monday 16 May 2022

09:00 Morning Prayer (Quire)
13:10 Holy Communion (Regiment Chapel)
17:30 Choral Evensong (Quire)

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W/C Sunday, 15 May 2022

A Special Service celebrating the 600th Anniversary of the Collegiate Church.

Date online: 5 May 2022

A Special Service celebrating the 600th Anniversary of the Collegiate Church.

A Special Service celebrating the 600th Anniversary of the Collegiate Church in the presence of The Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Geoffrey Cottrell, The Lord Archbishop of York.

Blue Talk Report - Manchester, 28th March 2022

Date online: 4 May 2022

Manchester Cathedral and the Consulate General of Portugal in Manchester organized a Blue Talk, on the 28th March 2022.

Let the Bells Ring Out for Ukraine

Date online: 3 March 2022

Let the Bells Ring Out for Ukraine

Manchester Cathedral will ring its prayer bell from 12noon on Thursday 3 March for seven minutes as an act of solidarity and prayer for Ukraine. We do this together with Cathedrals and churches ...

Independent safeguarding audit report now available

Date online: 2 March 2022

The Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) was appointed to conduct an independent safeguarding audit at Manchester Cathedral. The audit was part of a wider exercise that would review the ...

Clergy announcements

Date online: 19 December 2021

At today’s Sung Eucharist for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the Dean of Manchester announced that Canon David Holgate would be retiring in May 2022 and that the Reverend Steven Hilton, Cathedral ...

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 ...

Chetham’s School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recital Series 2022

Date: Monday, 16 May 2022

Following on from their successful 'MFAW' lunchtime concerts, we see the Introduction from Chetham’s School of Music for a new Lunchtime Piano Recital series 2022, showcasing and ...

Manchester Cathedral is pleased to host a free talk on Sir Edward Watkin - Manchester's forgotten star.

Date: Tuesday, 17 May 2022

Manchester Cathedral is pleased to host a free talk on Sir Edward Watkin - Manchester's forgotten star.

Manchester Cathedral - Regimental Chapel Tuesday 17th May 11.00 am - 12.00 pm Sir Edward Watkin MP, who lived and died in Northenden, was one of the best known Victorians but is now largely, ...

Resol String Quartet & The Elmore String Quartet

Date: Thursday, 19 May 2022

Resol String Quartet & The Elmore String Quartet

Mendelssohn String Quartet in F minor Op. 80   (Performed by the Resol String Quartet)     & Mendelssohn String Octet in E flat major Op. 20  (Resol + Elmore Quartet) ...

Manchester Midnight Walk 2022

Date: Friday, 20 May 2022

Manchester Midnight Walk 2022

Manchester’s Midnight Walk is back – get your gang together again for a night to remember. A time to be proud, celebrate and raise money for Manchester’s ...

Lou Lou's Bank Holiday Vintage Fair

Date: Saturday, 21 May 2022

Lou Lou's Bank Holiday Vintage Fair

Step into Spring with a fabulous vintage virtual day out at Lou Lou’s. Our specialist traders are all stocked up with new seasonal treasures. With stunning vintage women’s wear, menswear, ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Cold Play

Date: Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Cold Play

Description Join us for a magical night of candlelit music paying tribute to one of the most successful and popular bands of all time: Coldplay. Since their formation in 1996, this British rock group ...

Jubilee Bank Holiday Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Thursday, 2 June 2022

Jubilee Bank Holiday Craft and Flea Fair

Craft & Flea will be returning to Manchester Cathedral again this June 2022. What is Craft & Flea? Filling the Cathedral inside and out, it's the best of the city's local produce ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Manchester 360º: John Digweed

Date: Friday, 3 June 2022

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Manchester 360º: John Digweed

Description Ever wondered what it would be like to party in a medieval church? Well now is your chance! A unique clubbing experience like no other, Manchester 360º aims to attract the most talented ...

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Date: Saturday, 4 June 2022

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Worth the Weight returns to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 4 June with a huge vintage sale. There will be thousands of Grade A quality vintage items on sale. Pick and mix men's and ...