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 01 Oct 2020

09:00 Morning Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)

Manchester Cathedral flies rainbow pride flag

Date online: 7 August 2020

Pride Flag

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, Manchester Cathedral will once again show its support for LGBTIQ+ people across Greater Manchester this August. Marking Pride Season across our region, Manchester ...

Greater Manchester remembers lives lost to COVID-19

Date online: 16 July 2020

People in Greater Manchester who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 have been invited to join an online, interfaith, memorial service being held today, Thursday 16 July 2020, at Manchester Cathedral.

Manchester Cathedral Opens for Worship

Date online: 2 July 2020

On Sunday 5 July 2020 we shall be re-opening the Cathedral for public worship beginning with the Eucharist at 10.30am. Worshippers are being asked to register their attendance in advance using ...

The Bishop, Dean and Canons take the knee in support of BLM

Date online: 21 June 2020

The Bishop, Dean and Canons take the knee in support of BLM

Video: The Bishop, Dean and Canons of Manchester take the knee for 8 minutes and 46 seconds in support of Black Lives Matter...

The Dean welcomes you to Manchester Cathedral for private prayer

Date online: 16 June 2020

Video: The Dean of Manchester explains what you can expect to see and do at Manchester Cathedral as we re-open to the general public for private prayer...

Re-opening for Private Prayer

Date online: 12 June 2020

In line with advice from HM Government and the Church of England, and respecting strict social distancing, Manchester Cathedral will be open to the public for private prayer from Monday 15 June...

Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Saturday, 3 October 2020

Craft & Flea returns to Manchester Cathedral in October What is Craft & Flea? Filling the Cathedral inside and out, it's the best of the city's local produce & makers served up ...

World Mental Health Day Interfaith Service

Date: Thursday, 8 October 2020

World Mental Health Day Interfaith Service

An Interfaith service to commemorate World Mental Health Day.  Different faith representatives will narrate their experiences and stories of life during Covid 19 and the impact and challenges ...

Be a Chorister for a Day

Date: Saturday, 31 October 2020

Be a Chorister for a Day

Explore the Cathedral, try on chorister robes and have a go at brass-rubbing! This is a free event. All music will be provided. Each child attending needs a responsible adult to be present during ...

Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Date: Saturday, 14 November 2020

On Saturday,14 November in the heart of Manchester, join us at the Cathedral for a romantic, candlelit evening with an intimate concert featuring Warren Mailley-Smith, proclaimed by ClassicFM as ...

Manchester Sings

Date: Wednesday, 18 November 2020

Manchester Sings

Join Withington Girls' School on Wednesday 18 November for a concert of music bringing together the choirs of seven schools from across Greater Manchester for an hour of uplifting ...

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Date: Friday, 20 November 2020

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight

The UK based chamber orchestra, London Concertante, regularly perform up to and over one hundred concerts per year, making it the busiest ensemble of its kind in the country. Regularly selling out ...

Be a Chorister for a Day

Date: Saturday, 21 November 2020

Be a Chorister for a Day

Explore the Cathedral, try on chorister robes and have a go at brass-rubbing! This is a free event. All music will be provided. Each child attending needs a responsible adult to be present during ...

Advent Procession

Date: Sunday, 29 November 2020

Do join us for our Advent Procession service this Sunday, at 5:30pm. All are welcome to attend this service of lessons and Advent hymns in preparation for the celebration of the birth of Jesus at ...