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.  Attendance at Sunday Eucharist is still by Eventbrite ticket for NHS Test and Trace purposes; face masks and social distancing are still required.

Today's Services

Thursday 29 Jul 2021

09:00 Morning Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)
13:10 Holy Communion (Jesus Chapel)
16:30 Evening Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)

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 ...

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 ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Nina Simone

Date: Thursday, 29 July 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 ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks

Date: Friday, 30 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - Best of Magical Movie Soundtracks

Relive your favourite Disney moments like never before! Listen to the most well known and well loved songs of all time performed live at this spell-binding concert! Nostalgia and beautiful music is ...

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Date: Saturday, 31 July 2021

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Worth the Weight returns to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 31 July with a huge vintage sale. There will be thousands of Grade A quality vintage items on sale. Pick and mix men's and ...

Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: a summer conversation.

Date: Tuesday, 3 August 2021

Faith, Grief, and COVID-19: a summer conversation.

Faith, grief, and COVID-19: a summer conversation Every Tuesday in August (3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 August) 7pm on Zoom Open to the whole Cathedral community and folks across the diocesan family: ...

National Youth Music Theatre presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Date: Wednesday, 11 August 2021

National Youth Music Theatre presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

National Youth Music Theatre have announced they will be staging The Hunchback of Notre Dame as part of their 2021 season. Billed as a large-scale, inclusive production of one of Disney’s most ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ella Fiztgerald Louis Armstrong

Date: Monday, 16 August 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ella Fiztgerald Louis Armstrong

An intimate ambience in a beautiful venue bathed in candlelight A talented group of musicians performing pieces by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Stunning architecture of one of ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Candlelight Jazz

Date: Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Candlelight Jazz

Jazz by Candlelight is set to take place at the beautiful Manchester Cathedral, a location famous for its stunning architecture and historical importance. The space will be bathed in candlelight, ...

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 ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Kaleidoscope Orchestra - Daft Punk

Date: Thursday, 19 August 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Kaleidoscope Orchestra - Daft Punk

The end of an era always marks the beginning of a new one. After the heartbreaking announcement of the band's separation, Candlelight pays tribute to Daft Punk with the Kaleidoscope Orchestra. ...