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, build community and make a difference in our society and 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!

Today's Services

Friday 06 Dec 2019

09:00 Morning Prayer (Quire)
13:10 Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
17:30 Evensong (Quire)

No Children's Choir This Saturday (Nov 30)

Date online: 28 November 2019

Children's Choir is not running this weekend, but will return on Saturday 7 Dec at 10am.

MasterChef puts Cathedral on culinary map

Date online: 22 November 2019

MasterChef puts Cathedral on culinary map

When you think of a 600-year-old cathedral you may not associate such a traditional community hub with exciting food and drink but Manchester Cathedral is about to change that. A MasterChef ...

Cathedral Closure, Monday 25 November

Date online: 21 November 2019

Please note that the Cathedral will be closed to visitors on Monday 25 November until 2pm. Services will, however, take place as normal at 9am and 1:10pm in the Fraser Chapel.

Introducing Nita Saleem

Date online: 20 November 2019

Introducing Nita Saleem

A warm welcome to the new manager of our Visitor Centre, Nita Saleem

Loved and Lost Exhibit to open in Sheffield

Date online: 24 October 2019

Loved and Lost Exhibit to open in Sheffield

Loved and Lost was much appreciated when it was exhibited during Lent 2019, and will shortly be appearing at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield, opening in December. To coincide with the exhibition, Simon ...

Children's Choir this Saturday

Date online: 22 October 2019

Please note that there will be no Children’s Choir at the Cathedral this Saturday. Sessions will resume on Saturday 2 November.

Coffee Concert, The Eskandari String Quartet

Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019

Coffee Concert, The Eskandari String Quartet

Our Saturday Coffee Concerts offer some of the best free concerts in the city, with talented musicians performing in a beautiful and friendly setting, followed by complimentary cakes and refreshments. ...

Michael Haydn Orchestra Presents 'Solomon'

Date: Sunday, 8 December 2019

Michael Haydn Orchestra Presents 'Solomon'

George Frederick Handel's great oratorio SOLOMON With the Michael Haydn Orchestra and the Furness Bach Choir Conducted by Marco  Bellasi Tickets £9 for students and over ...

The Christie Charity Annual Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Monday, 9 December 2019

The Christie Charity Annual Christmas Carol Concert

Join the Christie Charitable Fund for a wonderfully festive night of Christmas music in Manchester Cathedral. Radio DJ Wes Butters will be compere for the evening, along with music and ...

Henshaws Carols by Candlelight

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Henshaws Carols by Candlelight

On Tuesday 10 December the Cathedral will host Henshaws Carols by Candelight concert at Manchester Cathedral; a festive evening with performances from top class acts. Mince pies, mulled wine, tea ...

Julian Prayer Group

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019

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 ...

Eucharistic Adoration

Date: Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Eucharistic Adoration

Eucharistic Adoration will be offered every Wednesday in the Lady Chapel from 12noon until 1pm. This silent time of prayer is open to everyone – it doesn’t matter if you only stay for ten minutes ...

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity Carol Concert

Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity Carol Concert

Join Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital at Manchester Cathedral on Thursday 12th December 2019 for their sixth Christmas Carols in the City concert, hosted by the fantastic John Thomson. ...

Family Carols

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Family Carols

Join Manchester Cathedral Voluntary Choir for this seasonal concert of Christmas Carols, with a mix both of old favourites and new musical interpretations. The choir will perform traditional ...

Christmas Carol Sing-along

Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019

Christmas Carol Sing-along

On Saturday 14 December, the Cathedral will be holding its ever-popular Christmas Carol Sing-along. Drop in informally and get into the Christmas spirit by singing a selection of well-known  ...