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 15 Nov 2019

09:00 Morning Prayer (Quire)
13:10 Holy Communion (Lady Chapel)
16:30 Evening Prayer (Quire)

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.

Cathedral Christmas Services

Date online: 18 October 2019

Cathedral Christmas Services

Dates and times of our services in December are now published. Further carol services from external organisations will appear shortly.

Cards for Good Causes returns to Manchester Cathedral Visitors' Centre

Date online: 15 October 2019

Cards for Good Causes returns to Manchester Cathedral Visitors' Centre

Today we welcome back Cards for Good Causes, who will be selling cards and other goods in our Cathedral Visitors' Centre from today until December.

Introducing the Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar

Date online: 10 October 2019

Introducing the Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar

Introducing our new Sydney Nicholson Organ Scholar, Saul Knights.

Baby Loss Awareness Week

Date online: 9 October 2019

Manchester Cathedral will be illuminated in pink and blue lights from 09 October to 15 October to show support for Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.

Be a Chorister for a Day (BACFAD)

Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019

Be a Chorister for a Day (BACFAD)

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 ...

Wood Street Mission 150th Anniversary Service

Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019

Wood Street Mission 150th Anniversary Service

On Sunday, 17 November 2019 at 2pm the Cathedral will host a service of thanksgiving for 150 years of Wood Street Mission. This will be a celebratory service to give thanks for the 150 years of ...

Living with and Loving Machines

Date: Monday, 18 November 2019

LIving with and Loving logo

What do our attitudes to these human-made technologies teach us about God, ourselves and relationship? Dr Scott Midson will be presenting findings from his work on love and robots in Manchester ...

Julian Prayer Group

Date: Tuesday, 19 November 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, 20 November 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 ...

Vivaldi - The Four Seasons by Candlelight

Date: Sunday, 24 November 2019

If you're looking for a romantic candlelit experience - or simply want to enjoy some classical music greats in a gorgeous setting - then this is the concert for you. UK based chamber orchestra London ...

Eucharistic Adoration

Date: Wednesday, 27 November 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 ...

Chetham’s School of Music Lunchtime Concert

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019

Chetham’s ‘Music for a While’ series profiles individual students from the School of Music as they perform with staff accompanists. Donations are welcome at the end of the concert to support ...

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

On Thursday 28 November at 7pm the Cathedral will once again host the Lord Mayor's Charity Christmas Concert. Admission is FREE and tea, coffee and mince pies will be served after the concert. ...