Service Times

Service times and type can vary on occasion. You are advised to check the fortnightly service schedule for precise details. All of the services listed below are open to members of the public.


During school term time

During the choristers’ school terms, services at Manchester Cathedral follow this pattern:

Sundays
8.45am Matins
9.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10.30am Holy Eucharist (Choral) (Common Worship Order One)
5.30pm Evensong (Book of Common Prayer)

Monday – Friday
9.00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship; Wednesday – Book of Common Prayer)
1.10pm Holy Eucharist (Common Worship Order One)
5.30pm Evensong (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
4.30pm Evening Prayer (Monday & Friday)

Saturday
9.00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
9.15am Holy Eucharist (Common Worship Order One)
5.30pm Evensong


During school holidays

The Cathedral Choirs are on Summer holiday from Sunday 10 July until Monday 4 September
2017. During the main holiday periods (Christmas, Easter, Summer) choristers’ school holidays, the pattern changes slightly, as follows:

Sundays
8.45am Matins (Book of Common Prayer)
9.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer)
10.30am Holy Eucharist (Congregational Setting) (Common Worship Order One)
4.30pm Evening Prayer

Monday – Friday
9.00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship; Wednesday – Book of Common Prayer)
1.10pm Holy Eucharist (Common Worship Order One)
4.30pm Evening Prayer

Saturday
9.00am Morning Prayer (Common Worship)
9.15am Holy Eucharist (Common Worship Order One)
4.30pm Evening Prayer

Throughout the holidays we often welcome visiting choirs.  If there is a visiting choir, the times of services are per term time.  For details please refer to the service schedule.


Bank Holidays and after Christmas and Easter

On Christmas Day the Sunday pattern is followed, except that Evening Prayer is at 12noon.

On Boxing Day and New Year’s Day (and other Christmas time bank holidays):

11.00am Morning Prayer followed by Holy Communion (Common Worship)

4.30pm Evening Prayer

On other Bank Holidays and during the week after Christmas and Easter, the weekday pattern is as follows:

Monday - Friday
9.00am Morning Prayer followed by Holy Communion (Common Worship)
4.30pm Evening Prayer.