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 (9.30 am to 4.00 pm) daily and for worshipers wishing to attend daily services from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. (Please check our weekly service schedule for specific times of services taking place throughout the week as these are sometimes subject to change)

 

Today's Services

Monday 27 May 2024

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023 Prize Ceremony

Date online: 3 January 2024

Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023 Prize Ceremony

Join us on 23 January as we celebrate the winning and highly commended entries of the Manchester Cathedral Poetry Competition 2023.

Join our Challenging Hate Forum on 8 February

Date online: 2 January 2024

Join our Challenging Hate Forum on 8 February

The theme for our next event is A Vision for Peace in Light of Conflict.

Cathedral Theological Conversations

Date online: 2 January 2024

Cathedral Theological Conversations

Join us in 2024 for an exciting programme of innovative Theologians speaking on contemporary issues.

Doubt Wisely Book Launch

Date online: 1 January 2024

Doubt Wisely Book Launch

Join us for a free evening of poetry on Thursday January 4.

Welcome our new Canon Precentor

Date online: 24 December 2023

Welcome our new Canon Precentor

We welcome a new Canon Precentor in 2024, while bidding farewell to our Canon Pastor.

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

Date online: 23 December 2023

The Canon Wray Sock Appeal is back!

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

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recital Series

Date: Monday, 10 June 2024

Chetham's School of Music Lunchtime Piano Recital Series

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 ...

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Jayne Manfredi

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2024

Cathedral Theological Conversations - Jayne Manfredi

Join us in 2024 for an exciting programme of innovative theologians speaking on contemporary issues. Each month, our Theological Conversations invite you to contemplate different theological themes ...

Gin and Rum Festival 2024

Date: Saturday, 7 September 2024

Gin and Rum Festival 2024

Join the fun and discover a unique experience that celebrates the best of Gin and Rum and promises the party of the year!   If you're thirsty for knowledge or just want to party the night away, ...