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

Thursday 20 Feb 2020

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

Pilgrim Passports now available in Manchester Cathedral

Date online: 19 February 2020

Pilgrim Passports now available in Manchester Cathedral

Pilgrim passports are now available in every Church of England cathedral as part of the national campaign for 2020 Year of Cathedrals, Year of Pilgrimage.These passport sized booklets have been ...

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Date online: 17 February 2020

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Lunchtime Organ Recitals given by pupils from Chetham's School of Music at 12:30pm. Dates as per the attached flyer, and listed on our Events pages.

Special Tours in 2020

Date online: 17 February 2020

Manchester Cathedral will be running some special tours in 2020, please take note of the following dates:Sunday 26 April and Friday 21 August at 2pm - Stained Glass Tour The history of Manchester ...

Cathedral Services in Holy Week and Easter

Date online: 13 February 2020

Cathedral Services in Holy Week and Easter

Please see the flyer which gives details of our services in Holy Week and on Easter Day. Attendance at all of our services is free and all are welcome to join us.

Children's Choir, Saturday February 15

Date online: 11 February 2020

Please note that Children's Choir will be suspended for the Half Term Break this Saturday, 15 February. Sessions will resume the following Saturday at 10am.

Lent Course

Date online: 23 January 2020

Canon Dr David Holgate will be offering five Monday evening sessions on Biblical Interpretation based on his own book The SCM Studyguide to Biblical Interpretation.David’s co-author, Dr Rachel ...

The Gin Society Festival

Date: Friday, 21 February 2020

The Gin Society

Join us and enjoy a true Gin Festival, featuring 120 listed gins, plus a selection of new and local gins to enhance your experience. Free Festival Gin Your own Copa Glass to take home ...

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Date: Monday, 24 February 2020

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Matthew West will give the organ recital on Monday 24 February at 12:30pm in the Cathedral. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. ...

Eucharistic Adoration

Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020

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 ...

Afternoon Concert - Meantime Chorus

Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

Meantime Chorus and MUBS invite you to a concert at Manchester Cathedral on 29th February from 2-3pm. Both choirs will perform a range of unaccompanied repertoire in various styles. ...

Coffee Concert - James Gaughan

Date: Saturday, 29 February 2020

Coffee Concert - James Gaughan

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. ...

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Date: Monday, 2 March 2020

Lunchtime Organ Recitals

Spencer Farn will give the organ recital on Monday 2 March at 12:30pm in the Cathedral. Admission is free and all are welcome to attend. ...

Julian Prayer Group

Date: Tuesday, 3 March 2020

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, 4 March 2020

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 ...

The Michael Haydn Orchestra presents Jupiter 1788

Date: Friday, 6 March 2020

The Michael Haydn Orchestra presents Jupiter 1788

The Michael Haydn Orchestra is proud to announce their most ambitious concert programme yet: 'Jupiter 1788'. You will witness the opening of the secret vaults of Mozart's symphonic masterpiece: ...