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

Sunday 27 Nov 2022

08:45 BCP Matins and Holy Communion (Quire/High Altar)
10:30 Sung Eucharist (Nave)
17:30 Choral Evensong and Advent Procession (Quire/Nave)

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.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022

The Lord Mayor of Manchester's Christmas Carol Concert

The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert We're delighted to be able to return to a fabulous Christmas tradition, The Lord Mayor's Christmas Carol Concert at Manchester Cathedral.  Introduced ...

Cathedral Christmas Tree Lights Switch On 2022

Date: Thursday, 1 December 2022

Cathedral Christmas Tree Lights Switch On 2022

Please join us on Thursday 1 December at 6:15pm inside Manchester Cathedral as we sing carols for the annual lighting up of our Christmas Tree. All are welcome to attend this short ...

The Sunday Boys present: A Very Queer Christmas 2022 - Our Solstice Night

Date: Friday, 2 December 2022

The Sunday Boys present: A Very Queer Christmas 2022 - Our Solstice Night

The Sunday Boys’ annual A Very Queer Christmas returns this December with more of their unique brand of choral singing, storytelling and festive reflection. Now a staple in the queer Christmas ...

Christmas Craft and Flea Fair

Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022

Christmas Craft and Flea Fair

Craft & Flea will be returning to Manchester Cathedral this December. What is Craft & Flea? Filling the Cathedral inside and out, it's the best of the city's local produce & ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 4 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 4 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

St Ann's Hospice 'Light up a life' Service

Date: Sunday, 4 December 2022

There will be three special memorial services at Manchester Cathedral on Sunday 4 December, running at 1pm, 2:30pm and 4pm St Ann's Hospice Light up a Life Appeal is a lovely way to celebrate ...

Bublé by Candlelight

Date: Monday, 5 December 2022

Bublé by Candlelight

Description It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas....!!   Featuring Josh Hindle performing as your Michael Bublé for the evening (as seen on ITV's Starstruck) and his live band ...

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recitals Series

Date: Monday, 5 December 2022

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 2022, showcasing and ...