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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

The Archbishop of Canterbury's New Year Message

Read and watch the Archbishop of Canterbury's BBC New Year message...

This week's services and events

22TuesdayJanuary
5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

23WednesdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer

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12:30pm Eucharist
5:45pm Evensong (sung by the Senior Girls' Choir)

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24ThursdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer and Eucharist

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12:30pm Silent Prayer followed by the Offering of the Incense

Space and quietness to let our prayers rise to God.

5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

25FridayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer

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12:30pm Eucharist
5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

26SaturdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer and Eucharist

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3:00pm Evening Prayer
27SundayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer

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10:30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

3:00pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

28MondayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer

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12:30pm Eucharist
5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

29TuesdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer and Eucharist

...more

5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

30WednesdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer

...more

12:30pm Eucharist
5:45pm Evensong (sung by the Senior Girls' Choir)

...more

31ThursdayJanuary
8:00am Morning Prayer and Eucharist

...more

12:30pm Silent Prayer followed by the Offering of the Incense

Space and quietness to let our prayers rise to God.

5:45pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

1FridayFebruary
12:30pm Eucharist

 

Latest News

Candlemas, 3 February

A beautiful candlelit service of prayer, readings and music to celebrate Christ, Our Light. Sunday 3 February at 3pm. All welcome.

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.

Cumbria Rural Choirs Concert, 23 March

We welcome Cumbria Rural Choirs to the Cathedral this March for a special concert featuring Haydn's "The Last Seven 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.