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Welcome to Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral is one of the jewels of North West England and, after standing on the border with Scotland for almost 900 years, it has a lively story to tell. It may not be the best known medieval Cathedral in England, it is certainly not the biggest, but it delights its many visitors.

Worship is offered here every day of the year, with sung Evensong in term time every day except Saturday. Visitors of all traditions and faiths are always welcome to join the congregation at these services. We hope you will come to visit us and enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral and its precinct. There are fascinating stories of faith, hope and love to discover here.

Mark Boyling - Dean of Carlisle

Today at the Cathedral

Latest News

Taizé Service, 17 February

Our monthly Taizé service takes places on the third Sunday each month at 4.15pm. An opportunity to experience for yourself this unique contemporary style of chanting the scriptures with our dedicated choir and Canon Michael Manley.

Ash Wednesday, 6 March

Ash Wednesday is an important holy day in the Christian calendar, marking the beginning of Lent; join us for this special day of services, with Eucharist at 12:30 and at 19:30, including the Imposition of the Ashes.

Cumbria Rural Choirs Concert, 23 March

We welcome Cumbria Rural Choirs to the Cathedral this March for a special concert featuring Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Christ" and Mozart's "Requiem", with John Butt conducting the British Sinfonietta. Tickets on sale now!

The Sixteen, 11 July

The Sixteen make their eagerly awaited return to Carlisle Cathedral this summer. Don’t miss your chance to see them on this, their 40th anniversary tour of Cathedrals, bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written.

Choral Evensong

Join us for Choral Evensong sung by one of the Cathedral choirs. Evensong takes place most weekdays at 5.45pm. All welcome. Please see the online calendar for all dates and times.

Work begins on the Fratry and new café

Work has begun on the next chapter in our 900 year history. A new café, events and learning space is coming to the heart of the precinct. Keep up-to-date with our progress online, on social media and in person at the Cathedral.