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.  Attendance at Sunday Eucharist is still by Eventbrite ticket for NHS Test and Trace purposes; face masks and social distancing are still required.

Today's Services

Monday 21 Jun 2021

09:00 Morning Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)
16:30 Evening Prayer (also livestreamed on Facebook)

Download full service schedules:

W/C Sunday, 20 June 2021 W/C Sunday, 27 June 2021

On the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Date online: 9 April 2021

On the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

Manchester Cathedral shares its deepest condolences with the Royal Family today following the news of the passing of the Duke of Edinburgh. Our flag will be flown at half mast and we remain open for ...

A Message from The Dean of Manchester on the Death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

Date online: 9 April 2021

A short video message from the Very Revd Rogers Govender, Dean of Manchester, on the death of His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh.

First Anniversary of the Pandemic Lockdown

Date online: 23 March 2021

On Tuesday 23 March 2021 we marked the first anniversary of the first pandemic lockdown. Welcome to our short video commemoration... "We meet in the presence of God, who knows our needs, hears our ...

Services in Holy Week and Easter

Date online: 9 March 2021

Services in Holy Week and Easter

Hoping that you will be able to celebrate Easter with us this year, either in person or online.Services may be subject to change due to the shifting nature of Covid19 restrictions. For up-to-date ...

Archbishops issue letter to the nation

Date online: 28 January 2021

The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have issued a call to the nation to pause and reflect, and to remember the more than 100,000 people from across the UK who have died after contracting Covid-19, ...

Suspension of public worship

Date online: 14 January 2021

Given the continued severity of the transmission of the virus at present, further changes have been made to our public worship. Sadly, all public worship is now suspended with immediate effect.

London Concertante by Candlelight- (Vivaldi Four Seasons + more)

Date: Sunday, 27 June 2021

London Concertante by Candlelight- (Vivaldi Four Seasons + more)

Please note- only the 20.00 pm concert is taking place on this evening. Ticket holders for the 17.30pm concert will be rescheduled to later in the year. The UK based chamber orchestra, London ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Date: Wednesday, 14 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

An intimate ambience in a beautiful venue bathed in candlelight A talented group of musicians performing pieces by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong Stunning architecture of one of ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ray Charles

Date: Thursday, 15 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Ray Charles

Jazz by Candlelight transforms Manchester's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Nina Simone

Date: Friday, 16 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents - A Tribute to Nina Simone

Jazz by Candlelight transforms Manchester's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer

Date: Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Music by Ennio Morricone and Hans Zimmer

Enjoy some of the greatest film soundtracks like never before! Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to musical masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Ennio Morricone, ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- A Tribute to Aretha Franklin

Jazz by Candlelight transforms Manchester's most beautiful venues into intimate Jazz Clubs, bathing the space in candlelight to provide the perfect backdrop for some sublime jazzy sounds. We seek out ...

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer by Candlelight

Date: Thursday, 22 July 2021

Jazz by Candlelight presents- Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer by Candlelight

Enjoy some of the greatest film soundtracks like never before! Surrounded by the gentle glow of candlelight, you'll listen to musical masterpieces created by the brilliant minds of Ennio Morricone, ...

The Gin and Rum Festival

Date: Friday, 23 July 2021

The Gin and Rum Festival

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Manchester! Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums in an amazing venue for you to discover. On ...

The Gin and Rum Festival

Date: Saturday, 24 July 2021

The Gin and Rum Festival

The UK's largest Gin & Rum Festival tour is coming to Manchester! Get ready to be spoilt for choice with over 60 different Gins and 60 different Rums in an amazing venue for you to discover. On ...