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 24 Oct 2021

09:00 BCP Matins ()
10:30 Eucharist (also livestreamed on Facebook)
17:30 Evensong (also livestreamed on Facebook)

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 ...

Sharpen your pencils... our Poetry Competition is now open!

Date online: 6 July 2021

Sharpen your pencil, polish your pen, hit the keyboard, the Manchester Cathedral 600 Poetry Competition is here! This year celebrates six centuries since the founding of the Collegiate Church which ...

Re-gilding our Lancashire Madonna Statue

Date online: 5 July 2021

Re-gilding our Lancashire Madonna Statue

This gilded statue is set into the east wall, outside Manchester Cathedral. It shows the infant Christ in the arms of the Virgin Mary who is wearing a typical Lancashire mill worker's shawl as a ...

On the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Date online: 9 April 2021

On the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Manchester Cathedral shares its deepest condolences with the Royal Family today following the news of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. Our flag will be flown at half mast and we remain open for ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Programme Halloween Classical Favorites

Date: Monday, 25 October 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Programme Halloween Classical Favorites

Jazz by Candlelight is set to take place at the beautiful Manchester Cathedral, a location famous for its stunning architecture and historical importance. The space will be bathed in candlelight, ...

Manchester Lit and Phil - (Discussion for lively minds since 1781) presents an Evening with Professor Tom McLeish FRS - Lessons from Medieval Science, and Science-Theology Today

Date: Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Manchester Lit and Phil - (Discussion for lively minds since 1781) presents an Evening with Professor Tom McLeish FRS - Lessons from Medieval Science, and Science-Theology Today

Cathedral Lecture - produced in partnership with Manchester Cathedral presents an Evening with Professor Tom McLeish FRS. This talk will explore Lessons from Medieval Science, and Science-Theology ...

Inaugural Thomas Clarkson Day

Date: Thursday, 28 October 2021

Inaugural Thomas Clarkson Day

  Inaugural Thomas Clarkson Day, Manchester Cathedral Thursday 28 October 2021, 10.00 am - 4.00 pm A Day of Empowering Workshops, Performance, Addresses, and Discussion. Keynote Speaker  ...

The Whisky Lounge - Manchester Whisky Festival

Date: Friday, 29 October 2021

The Whisky Lounge - Manchester Whisky Festival

We're back and we want to see you back! Or for the first time even! About this Event If you haven’t been to one of our festivals before you are in for a treat! If you have then you know what to ...

All Souls' Day Service

Date: Tuesday, 2 November 2021

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 presents- Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake & More

Date: Monday, 8 November 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Candlelight Ballet: Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake & More

Tentative Programme Lehar – Merry Widow medley Waltz of the Flowers Tchaikovsky swan lake intro 1st dance – Waltz Borodin String Quartet 1st Movt Waltz from serenade for strings 2nd ...

Julian Prayer Group

Date: Tuesday, 9 November 2021

Julian Prayer Group

A Julian Meeting is usually 6-15 people of various denominations, both lay people and clergy, who meet regularly in a house, church, or chapel.  There is a short meditation on a theme ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Programme tbc

Date: Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Programme tbc

Chetham’s School of Music Lunchtime Concert

Date: Thursday, 11 November 2021

Chetham’s ‘Music for a While’ series profiles individual students from the School of Music as they perform with staff accompanists. Donations are welcome at the end of the concert to support ...