Manchester Cathedral Development Project

Our Vision

The renewal of the Cathedral’s buildings and immediate environment will benefit our local communities, the people of Manchester and its visitors. We will be better able to welcome all people, sustain the Cathedral’s mission, and offer an exciting programme of activities, more accessible heritage, and new learning opportunities.
Manchester Cathedral will play a significant role in the regeneration of the Medieval Quarter, with Manchester City Council and the Medieval Quarter group including Chetham’s Library, to develop the area as a vibrant and welcoming destination.
Our vision is to realise the Cathedral’s potential to enhance the lives of the people and communities of Manchester and Salford, in spiritual, economic, cultural and social terms.


In 2016, the Cathedral Chapter established a strategic and business plan called Vision 2026, setting out the current operations and aspirations for the next ten years. Read more about the Cathedral’s targets here.