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 now open to visitors 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

Thursday 11 Aug 2022

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

Manchester Cathedral strengthens ties with Portugal

Date online: 5 August 2022

Manchester Cathedral strengthens ties with Portugal

Dean Rogers Govender and Director of Fundraising Anthony O'Connor visit Castelo Branco.

Join us for Prayers for World Peace

Date online: 29 July 2022

Join us for Prayers for World Peace

Prayers for World Peace, to which all are welcome, will be held outside Manchester Cathedral Friday 5 August at 3.30pm.

Dean to thank volunteers at Summer Garden Party

Date online: 20 July 2022

Dean to thank volunteers at Summer Garden Party

The Dean will welcome volunteers from throughout the Cathedral community to his annual Volunteers’ Party on August 13.

Heavenly beehives set to take residence on one of Manchester’s newest hotels.

Date online: 18 July 2022

Heavenly beehives set to take residence on one of Manchester’s newest hotels.

Manchester Cathedral, in partnership with Property Alliance Group, will install 10 beehives on the roof of this city centre hotel.

Exhibition of photography by people with lived experience of homelessness launches Saturday 9 July

Date online: 6 July 2022

Exhibition of photography by people with lived experience of homelessness launches Saturday 9 July

Home, the latest exhibition from People of the Streets, aims to educate on the housing emergency in Manchester and tell the stories of those at the centre of it.

23 new Deacons ordained at Manchester Cathedral

Date online: 5 July 2022

23 new Deacons ordained at Manchester Cathedral

The new clergy will go on to serve in parishes around Greater Manchester, where they will be welcomed and supported by their communities.

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Oasis

Date: Thursday, 11 August 2022

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Oasis

Description Join us for a magical night of candlelit music paying tribute to one of the world's most-loved rock bands: Oasis. Formed in Manchester in 1991, the British rock-pop group went from ...

Manchester 360º: Sasha at Manchester Cathedral

Date: Friday, 12 August 2022

Manchester 360º: Sasha at Manchester Cathedral

Manchester 360º is a series of unique and exclusive parties in jaw-dropping locations. Join a true pioneer of the house and techno scene, Sasha for an incredible party in the iconic Manchester ...

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay

Date: Thursday, 18 August 2022

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay

Description Join us for a magical night of candlelit music paying tribute to one of the most successful and popular bands of all time: Coldplay. Since their formation in 1996, this British rock group ...

Now Wave presents Perfume Genius

Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2022

Now Wave presents Perfume Genius

Michael Alden Hadreas, better known by his stage name Perfume Genius, is an American musician. Hadreas's music explores topics including sexuality, his personal struggle with Crohn's disease, ...

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

Date: Friday, 2 September 2022

Fever presents Candlelight: A Tribute to Taylor Swift

Description Enjoy some of the best Taylor Swift songs of all time like never before! Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to a string quartet's rendition of top hits by Taylor ...

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Date: Saturday, 3 September 2022

Worth the Weight Kilo Sale

Worth the Weight returns to Manchester Cathedral on Saturday 3 September with a huge vintage sale. There will be thousands of Grade A quality vintage items on sale. Pick and mix ...

Gin and Rum Festival 2022

Date: Friday, 9 September 2022

Gin and Rum Festival 2022

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Manchester! Join the fun and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best of Gin and Rum and promises the party of the year. If ...

London Concertante presents- A Night at the Opera by Candlelight

Date: Sunday, 11 September 2022

London Concertante presents- A Night at the Opera by Candlelight

London Concertante present a sensational evening at the opera with an array of the finest opera arias and overtures, including works from Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, and Mozart – some of the best from ...

Fever presents Candlelight: 80s & 90s Dance Anthems with Kaleidoscope Orchestra

Date: Friday, 16 September 2022

Fever presents Candlelight: 80s & 90s Dance Anthems with Kaleidoscope Orchestra

⭐Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live musical experience to awe-inspiring locations in Manchester. Buy your tickets now to discover iconic club classics, as reimagined by ...