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 28 Nov 2021

09:00 BCP Matins (Quire)
10:30 Sung Eucharist (Nave)
17:30 Choral Evensong - Advent Procession (Quire/Nave)

Independent safeguarding audit

Date online: 5 November 2021

Independent safeguarding audit

The Church of England has commissioned an independent audit of all Church of England cathedrals, reviewing their arrangements for keeping people safe from harm and abuse. In today’s modern world ...

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 ...

Advent Procession 2021

Date: Sunday, 28 November 2021

Advent Procession 2021

Please join us live via Facebook live or at the cathedral in-person for our Advent Procession service, Sunday 28 November, at 5:30pm. All are welcome to attend this service of lessons and Advent ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Candlelight Ballet: Ballet Swan Lake and others - Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

Date: Monday, 29 November 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Candlelight Ballet: Ballet Swan Lake and others - Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

The global Candlelight classical music series transforms the most beautiful venues into intimate performance settings. This winter, a warm ambiance bathed flickering candlelight provides the perfect ...

Julian Prayer Group

Date: Tuesday, 30 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 ...

Cathedral Christmas Tree Lights Switch on 2021

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Cathedral Christmas Tree Lights Switch on 2021

Please join us outside the Cathedral as we sing carols for the Annual lighting up of the Christmas Tree, Tuesday, 30 November, at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend this short ceremony and ...

The Piccadilly Sinfonietta - "The Four seasons"

Date: Wednesday, 1 December 2021

The stunning musicians of the Piccadilly Sinfonietta perform Vivaldi's timeless classic "The Four seasons", in a hugely appealing programme to lift your festive spirits! TITLE: Vivaldi Four Seasons ...

Chetham’s School of Music Lunchtime Concert

Date: Thursday, 2 December 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 ...

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Thursday, 2 December 2021

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

On Thursday 2 December at 7.00pm the Cathedral will once again host the Lord Mayor's Charity Christmas Concert. Admission is FREE and tea, coffee and mince pies will be served after ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Candlelight Ballet: Ballet Swan Lake and others - Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

Date: Friday, 3 December 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Candlelight Ballet: Ballet Swan Lake and others - Tchaikovsky Nutcracker

The global Candlelight classical music series transforms the most beautiful venues into intimate performance settings. This winter, a warm ambiance bathed flickering candlelight provides the perfect ...

The Sunday Boys presents- A Very Queer Christmas 2021 - Bring in the Light

Date: Saturday, 4 December 2021

The Sunday Boys presents- A Very Queer Christmas 2021 - Bring in the Light

A Very Queer Christmas 2021: Bring in the Light The Sunday Boys’ annual A Very Queer Christmas returns Saturday 4 December! Featuring special guests and soloists and hosted by Steve Hilton Now a ...