Who can be married, baptised or confirmed at the Cathedral?

You will be eligible to be baptised, confirmed or married in the Cathedral if you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You live in the Residual Parish of the Cathedral.
  • You have been a regular worshipper at the Cathedral for at least six months and are a member of the Cathedral’s Community Roll.
  • You have a demonstrable connection with the Cathedral (e.g. you are a member of staff).
  • You have a demonstrable connection with the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, whose Regimental Chapel is in Manchester Cathedral.

Residual Parish

You can find out if you live in the Cathedral’s residual parish by going to www.acny.org.uk and typing in your postcode.

Regular Worshipper

If you would like to start attending the Cathedral on a regular basis you will be very welcome. We have at least three services every day, so there is usually a time and day to suit everybody. You don’t have to come on a Sunday morning to the main service, and there are quite a lot of people who make the Cathedral their regular place of worship on a weekday instead of at the weekend.

Having said that, the 10.30am Sung Eucharist on a Sunday morning is the main service of the week for most of the congregation, and it is the one at which it is easiest to become part of the community. There are refreshments and time to chat after this service, and there is a Sunday School for babies and children of all ages.

A word of advice: if you decide to join the worshipping community at the Cathedral, and think that you would also like to be married here by being on the community roll, in due course, do make yourself known to the clergy at an early stage. We do not take bookings for wedding until membership of the roll has been confirmed, and we do not confirm membership until we are sure that you have been coming regularly for at least six months.

Demonstrable connection

If you are not sure whether or not you have a demonstrable connection with either the Cathedral or the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, then do get in touch with the Precentor to ask.

Who to contact

If you are interested in baptism, confirmation or a marriage ceremony, please speak to one of the clergy after a service, or write (by post or email) to the Precentor.