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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

The Fratry 2019

The Fratry Project is now underway. Find out more about the plans and follow our progress as we bring the medieval Fratry and the heart of the precinct back to life.

Bell Tower Open Day

Come along on May 25 for the chance to visit our bell tower and bell-ringing room on this special Open Day. Learn about the history of the bells at Carlisle and how they are still rung to this day.

Free Lunchtime Concerts

Our next FREE lunchtime concert is on Tuesday 28 May, with Ad Hoc Baroque, a fourpiece from southwest Scotland playing baroque tunes on flute, cello, violin, keyboard and treble recorder.

The Sixteen return this summer!

Back at Carlisle Cathedral on their 40th anniversary tour - The Sixteen return on 11 July for an unmissable concert in an unforgettable setting. Tickets are now on sale.

Take our Treasure Trail this Spring!

Discover some of the Cathedral's hidden treasures this half-term! Can you find the sleeping bishop? Or the silver penny? All explorers receive a prize for finishing the trail so come in and get hunting for the clues! Available 10am to 4pm daily. Free.

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop may be small but it's packed with great gifts for everyone... from exclusive Cathedral items to books, homeware, jewellery, CDs and more, plus a range of locally-made products too; make sure you pop in for a browse. Open 10am to 4pm Mon-Sat.

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