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!

Due to the increased prevalence of COVID-19, most of our public worship is suspended at Manchester Cathedral.  We remain open for private prayer from 10 am to 12.30 pm and from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm on weekdays, and from 12.00 pm to 4.00 pm at weekends.  Please see our service schedule for more information.

Today's Services

Tuesday 09 Mar 2021

09:00 Morning Prayer (clergy only - broadcast on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (clergy only - broadcast on Facebook)

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W/C Sunday, 7 March 2021

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.

A prayer for an end to the pandemic

Date online: 6 January 2021

Picture of single candle

Most Merciful God, we pray for our worldand for an end to the pandemic.  Bless all health care workers and our NHS, Give strength and skill to all who tend  the sick and dying; May all people know ...

Lockdown Statement from the Dean of Manchester

Date online: 5 January 2021

Given the severity of the transmission of the virus at present, we have made changes to our public worship pattern. All our services, except The Eucharist on Sundays at 10.30am, will now be held ...

Virtual Poetry Prizegiving 2020

Date online: 18 November 2020

Virtual Poetry Prizegiving 2020

We are pleased to announce that the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition Prizegiving 2020 is now available to watch online. Thank you again to this year’s judge, Rachel Mann, who is a priest, ...

Manchester Cathedral receives lifeline grant of £260,480 from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Date online: 11 November 2020

445 organisations will share £103 million, including Manchester Cathedral, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on cherished heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting ...

International Women's Day

Date: Tuesday, 9 March 2021

International Women's Day

To mark International Women's Day you are invited to join us to celebrate women from all different backgrounds and cultures to unify the fight for gender parity & women’s rights. Everyone, no ...

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus Before the Jewish Authorities

Date: Thursday, 11 March 2021

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus Before the Jewish Authorities

We warmly invite you to take part in our second Lent Conversations and Lectures.   Following the successful format of our Advent Conversations, our Lent Conversations will be held on ...

Interfaith Safeguarding Workshop

Date: Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Interfaith Safeguarding Workshop

On Tuesday 16 March The Very Rev'd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, will be hosting an Inter-faith Safeguarding workshop for Manchester City Council. Our previous workshop on ...

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus Before Pilate, the Roman Governor

Date: Thursday, 18 March 2021

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus Before Pilate, the Roman Governor

We warmly invite you to take part in our third Lent Conversations and Lectures.   Following the successful format of our Advent Conversations, our Lent Conversations will be held on ...

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus is Crucified, Dies on Golgotha and Is Buried Nearby

Date: Thursday, 25 March 2021

Cathedral Lent Conversations on ‘The Death of the Messiah’: Jesus is Crucified, Dies on Golgotha and Is Buried Nearby

We warmly invite you to take part in our final Lent Conversations and Lectures.   Following the successful format of our Advent Conversations, our Lent Conversations will be held on ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Candlelight Ballet- Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and more!

Date: Tuesday, 8 June 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Candlelight Ballet- Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake and more!

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 ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer

Date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer

Enjoy some of the greatest film soundtracks like never before! Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to musical masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Ennio Morricone, ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

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 ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by John Williams- His Best Works.

Date: Wednesday, 18 August 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by John Williams- His Best Works.

If your favourite film also happens to have a memorable iconic soundtrack that you can't get out of your head, you probably have John Williams to thank. Who could possibly forget the themes from ...