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 open to visitors and worshipers from 9.30am to 4.00pm daily. For your personal safety, the Dean and Chapter strongly encourage you to continue to wear a face covering and to use the hand sanitisers provided when visiting the Cathedral. 

Today's Services

Friday 09 Dec 2022

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

Festive events at Manchester Cathedral

Date online: 16 November 2022

Festive events at Manchester Cathedral

Advent and Christmas Services 2022

Date online: 14 November 2022

Advent and Christmas Services 2022

Handel's Messiah concert supports GM Mayor's A Bed Every Night charity.

Date online: 10 November 2022

Handel's Messiah concert supports GM Mayor's A Bed Every Night charity.

This year, in the first of what we hope will be a multi-year partnership, we’ll be working with Greater Manchester Mayor’s charity to support the A Bed Every Night scheme.

Free history talk - Manchester's Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall

Date online: 2 November 2022

Free history talk - Manchester's Radical Mayor: Abel Heywood, the Man who Built the Town Hall

Join Joanna Williams, author of Manchester's Radical Mayor for a free talk about this fascinating Manchester figure. 

Be a Chorister for a Day - Nov 5

Date online: 1 November 2022

Be a Chorister for a Day - Nov 5

Don't miss the exciting chance for boys and girls aged 7-9 to find out what singing in the Cathedral Choir is all about.

Handel’s Messiah, with Manchester Cathedral Choir and Manchester Baroque.

Date online: 21 October 2022

Handel’s Messiah, with Manchester Cathedral Choir and Manchester Baroque.

As the Christmas season draws near, join us for a truly traditional Christmas treat as Manchester Baroque presents Handel’s Messiah.

Handel’s Messiah, with Manchester Cathedral Choir and Manchester Baroque

Date: Saturday, 10 December 2022

Handel’s Messiah, with Manchester Cathedral Choir and Manchester Baroque

As the Christmas season draws near, join us for a truly traditional Christmas treat as Manchester Baroque presents Handel’s Messiah on Saturday 10 December 2022, performed by Manchester ...

Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas Celebration

Date: Sunday, 11 December 2022

Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas Celebration

We’re delighted to be bring the famous Prevent Breast Cancer Christmas Celebration back to Manchester Cathedral. Join us for a fun packed, festive afternoon filled with live music and ...

The Christie Charity Annual Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Tuesday, 13 December 2022

Join the Christie Charitable Fund for a wonderfully festive night of Christmas music in Manchester Cathedral. There will be lots of opportunities for you to join in and the ...

MFT Charity’s Christmas Carols in the City supporting NHS Manchester Hospitals

Date: Thursday, 15 December 2022

MFT Charity’s Christmas Carols in the City supporting NHS Manchester Hospitals

Christmas Carols in the City  - Thursday 15th December 2022 This Christmas, Manchester Foundation Trust Charity is delighted to invite you back to Manchester Cathedral to join their ...

Christmas Carol Sing-along- 2022

Date: Saturday, 17 December 2022

Christmas Carol Singalong for Shoppers. Why not take a little break from all the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping. Pop into the Cathedral, rest your feet and join in some Christmas carols to ...

Family Carols 2022

Date: Saturday, 17 December 2022

Family Carols 2022

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

St John's Ambulance County Carol Service

Date: Sunday, 18 December 2022

Join St John's Ambulance service for this festive carol service.  The event features carols such as Once in Royal David's City and We Three Kings, readings from the Lord ...

A Festive Celebration of the LGBT+ Community

Date: Monday, 19 December 2022

A Festive Celebration of the LGBT+ Community

The Proud Trust, akt, LGBT Foundation, George House Trust and Manchester Pride are coming together for a festive gathering of Greater Manchester’s LGBTQ+ community at Manchester Cathedral - a space ...

Home Instead Charities' Carols by Candlelight

Date: Tuesday, 20 December 2022

Home Instead Charities' Carols by Candlelight

Home Instead Charities' Carols by Candlelight - An evening of singing, fun, merriment and reflection. Home Instead Charities work to end loneliness and isolation in ageing adults. Join us in ...