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 for private prayer from 9.30am to 4.00 pm daily.  Attendance at Sunday Eucharist is by ticket only, which is available through the Eventbrite link at the top of this page.  Please see our service schedule for more information.

Today's Services

Monday 12 Apr 2021

09:00 Morning Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)

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W/C Sunday, 11 April 2021

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 ...

A Message from The Dean of Manchester on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Date online: 9 April 2021

A short video message from the Very Revd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

First Anniversary of the Pandemic Lockdown

Date online: 23 March 2021

On Tuesday 23 March 2021 we marked the first anniversary of the first pandemic lockdown. Welcome to our short video commemoration... "We meet in the presence of God, who knows our needs, hears our ...

Services in Holy Week and Easter

Date online: 9 March 2021

Services in Holy Week and Easter

Hoping that you will be able to celebrate Easter with us this year, either in person or online.Services may be subject to change due to the shifting nature of Covid19 restrictions. For up-to-date ...

Archbishops issue letter to the nation

Date online: 28 January 2021

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a call to the nation to pause and reflect, and to remember the more than 100,000 people from across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19, ...

Suspension of public worship

Date online: 14 January 2021

Given the continued severity of the transmission of the virus at present, further changes have been made to our public worship. Sadly, all public worship is now suspended with immediate effect.

Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Saturday, 17 April 2021

Craft and Flea Fair

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

Lou Lou's Vintage Fair

Date: Monday, 3 May 2021

Lou Lou's 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, ...

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Date: Saturday, 8 May 2021

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Worth the Weight returns to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 5 December with a huge vintage sale. There will be thousands of Grade A quality vintage items on sale. Pick and mix ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- 'Candlelight Ballads: Elton john, Adele, Eva Cassidy & More'

Date: Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- 'Candlelight Ballads: Elton john, Adele, Eva Cassidy & More'

An evening full of the most beautiful ballads will leave you with your head in the clouds. Manchester Cathedral will be filled with romance for an evening of music you'll never forget. Your ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Ray Charles & Miles Davies

Date: Friday, 28 May 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Ray Charles & Miles Davies

Jazz by Candlelight transforms Manchester's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out ...

London Concertante by Candlelight- (Vivaldi Four Seasons- Performance 2)

Date: Sunday, 30 May 2021

(Programme to be announced) The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the ...

London Concertante by Candlelight- (Vivaldi Four Seasons Performance 1)

Date: Sunday, 30 May 2021

(Programme to be announced) The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the ...

Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Monday, 31 May 2021

Craft and Flea Fair

Craft & Flea will be returning to Manchester Cathedral again this May 2021. What is Craft & Flea? Filling the Cathedral inside and out, it's the best of the city's local produce & ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Nina Simone

Date: Friday, 4 June 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Nina Simone

Jazz by Candlelight transforms Manchester's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out ...