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

Monday 06 Feb 2023

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

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W/C Sunday, 5 February 2023

Free Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation as Manchester Cathedral mark International Women's Day 2023

Date online: 17 January 2023

Free Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation as Manchester Cathedral mark International Women's Day 2023

Join us on March 8 at 6.30pm for a free Evening of Yoga, Meditation and Relaxation.

POSTPONED - Olivier Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur

Date online: 17 January 2023

POSTPONED - Olivier Messiaen - La Nativité du Seigneur

Sadly due to ongoing power problems, this evening's performance has been postponed until Sunday 5 March at 3.00 pmJoin us then for this free concert as Organist and Master of the Choristers ...

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

Date online: 4 January 2023

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

We're collecting socks, scarves and hats until January 21 to help the Booth Centre.

Advent and Christmas Services 2022

Date online: 13 December 2022

Advent and Christmas Services 2022

Festive events at Manchester Cathedral

Date online: 13 December 2022

Festive events at Manchester Cathedral

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.

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recitals Series

Date: Monday, 6 February 2023

Following on from their successful 'Music For A While' lunchtime concerts, we see the introduction from Chetham’s School of Music for a new Lunchtime Piano Recital series, showcasing and ...

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Date: Thursday, 9 February 2023

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Concert - Music For a While

Chetham’s ‘Music for a While’ series profiles individual students from the School of Music as they perform with staff accompanists. Join us in the stunning setting of Manchester Cathedral for ...

MANCHESTER 360º AT MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL -The Shapeshifters

Date: Friday, 10 February 2023

MANCHESTER 360º AT MANCHESTER CATHEDRAL -The Shapeshifters

Manchester 360º is a series of unique and exclusive parties in jaw-dropping locations. A unique clubbing experience After its Paris debut and success in Geneva, 360º parties are finally ...

Valentine’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Date: Tuesday, 14 February 2023

Valentine’s Moonlight Sonata by Candlelight

Enjoy an exceptional Valentines concert in the heart of Manchester with a recital by renowned concert pianist Jonathan French in the beautiful candlelit setting of Manchester Cathedral. Serenade ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Queen

Date: Friday, 17 February 2023

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Queen

⭐ Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in Manchester. Buy your tickets now to ...

'Angel Voices' at Manchester Cathedral

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023

'Angel Voices' at Manchester Cathedral

This free event gives young singers from the age of seven to nine the opportunity to experience what life is like as a Chorister here at Manchester Cathedral If your Son or Daughter has a ...

90s Silent Disco in Manchester Cathedral

Date: Saturday, 18 February 2023

90s Silent Disco in Manchester Cathedral

Refund Policy Contact the organizer to request a refund. About this event THIS EVENT HAS - 8 - TICKETS LEFT A 90s Silent Disco in a Cathedral like no other is coming to Manchester ...

Challenging Hate Forum - Refugees and Poverty

Date: Thursday, 23 February 2023

Join Manchester Cathedral and the Challenging Hate Forum for our next event on Thursday 23 Feb, as we discuss refugees and poverty. We welcome speaker Rose Ssali, Chief Executive of Support and ...

Manchester Baroque: Manchester’s Own - Spring Flower Collection

Date: Saturday, 25 February 2023

Manchester Baroque: Manchester’s Own - Spring Flower Collection

Manchester’s Own: Spring Flower Collection, is the first in a series of concerts that continues our commitment to tracing Manchester’s cultural history. The Newman Flower collection at ...