Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II last visited Manchester Cathedral for the Maundy Service in 2007. She was accompanied by her husband Prince Philip.
Today, Her Majesty visited Manchester Cathedral to mark the 600th Anniversary Celebration of the Collegiate Church. We are enormously grateful and pleased that Her Majesty came to mark our special anniversary and to celebrate with the people of Manchester.
Manchester has experienced many changes over the centuries and today we are a modern, diverse and exciting city. We are a city of hope and prosperity for everyone who lives here. And our Cathedral sits as the spiritual heart of this great city and we pray that we may continue to serve the people of this region for another six hundred years.
We thank Her Majesty for her visit and wish her well. We are also very proud to showcase our rich history as a Cathedral and the diversity of our city.
A personal message from The Dean of Manchester the Very Rev. Rogers Govender in welcoming Her Majesty, reads:
"It is my great pleasure, on behalf of the Cathedral Chapter and the wider Cathedral Community to warmly welcome Her Majesty to Manchester Cathedral to mark the 600th Anniversary of the Collegiate Church. The Collegiate Church (Cathedral in 1847) has served the people for six centuries and continues to be the spiritual heart of our beautiful city and Mother Church of the Diocese of Manchester. May God the Holy Trinity be praised for this house of prayer for all the nations!"