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The Cathedral is usually open daily from 7.30am to 6.15pm Monday to Saturday, and 7.30am to 5.00pm on Sunday.

Please note that the Cathedral is regularly used for a variety of public and private events which may not be highlighted in the website diary. 

If you are making a special trip to visit Carlisle Cathedral please call 01228 548151 (office) or 01228 535169 (vergers) to check that you will be able to access the area(s) of particular interest to you.

Details of upcoming services can also be found in the music list which is published online.

 

Latest News

Thursday 22 September 2016

The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed the Rev’d Peter Clement, Vocations Development Officer and Diocesan Director of Ordinands, as a Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral.

Peter served in the Dioceses of Chester, Manchester, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich, Bradford and Ripon and Leeds before being appointed to his present post in 2015.

The Vocations Development Officer and Director of Ordinands post is seen to be a full time appointment. Peter will continue to exercise this ministry based from the Diocese’s head office in Penrith where he will also continue to live.

He said: “I am delighted to be appointed a Residentiary Canon of the Cathedral. I see this as a wonderful opportunity to continue to strengthen the existing ties which exist between the Cathedral and the Diocese as we move forward together for God’s greater glory in our Cathedral city and Cumbria as a whole.

“It is an exciting time to take up this role as the Cathedral looks to move forward with its multi-million pound heritage, teaching and learning centre in its Fratry building. I look forward to supporting the Dean and the whole Cathedral Chapter as they move forward with this and other ambitious projects over the coming years.”

As a Residentiary Canon, Peter will become a member of the Cathedral Chapter which directs and oversees the whole life of the Cathedral and, with advice from the Cathedral Council and the College of Canons, shapes the mission strategy for the Cathedral. Peter will also take a regular part in leading worship at the Cathedral.

The Dean of Carlisle, the Very Rev’d Mark Boyling said: “ The Cathedral Chapter look forward very much to welcoming Peter to be part of the strategic work of the Chapter and to take part in the worship which is at the heart of the Cathedral’s life.”

Peter will be collated and installed on Sunday 12 February, 2017, at 3pm. All are very welcome to attend this service.

Thursday 21 July 2016

Carlisle Cathedral is delighted to hear that it has been awarded a grant of up to £400,000 to carry out essential repairs to the Cathedral’s nave roof and nave aisle roofs. The grant has been made from the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund and will allow the replacement of the deteriorating lead roof which is more than 80 years old. It will also allow the renewal of rain water goods at high level in order to ensure that the building is kept water tight for future generations.

The Dean, the Very Revd Mark Boyling, said: Our architect made special mention of the need to address problems with the Nave roofs in the 5 yearly report he prepared for the Cathedral Chapter in 2014. A further close inspection took place in 2015 which confirmed that the lead was failing and needed replacement. It is wonderful news to receive a grant which allows this important work to be achieved without delay. I think we can say that this is one of the occasions when losing 5 bays of the nave in the 1640s has kept costs within reach! The help this Government Scheme is giving to Cathedrals across the country cannot be underestimated.

 

This week's calendar

25SundaySeptember
10:30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

3:00pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

26MondaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral

...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

27TuesdaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral

...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Andrew Johnston and Michael Hancock (Bass Baritone and piano) ...more

5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

28WednesdaySeptember
7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Youth Choir)

...more

29ThursdaySeptember
7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
12:30pm @ Carlisle Cathedral The Offering of the Incense

Space and quietness to let our prayers rise to God. ...more

5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

30FridaySeptember
7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

2SundayOctober
10:30am @ Carlisle Cathedral Cathedral Eucharist PLUS +

Mass with a special invitation to young people ...more

3:00pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

4TuesdayOctober
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

John Green and Henry Wallace ...more

6ThursdayOctober
Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival 2016

Carlisle's book festival in venues across the city including the Cathedral ...more

8SaturdayOctober
11:00am @ Carlisle Cathedral Readers' Service
5:30pm Evensong sung by the Rawstone Singers
9SundayOctober
10:00am @ Fratry Cathedral Plus

Activity, Cafe-Church, All ages, All stages

 

Upcoming Events

26MondaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral

...more

27TuesdaySeptember
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Andrew Johnston and Michael Hancock (Bass Baritone and piano) ...more

2SundayOctober
10:30am @ Carlisle Cathedral Cathedral Eucharist PLUS +

Mass with a special invitation to young people ...more

4TuesdayOctober
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

John Green and Henry Wallace ...more

6ThursdayOctober
Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival 2016

Carlisle's book festival in venues across the city including the Cathedral ...more

8SaturdayOctober
11:00am @ Carlisle Cathedral Readers' Service
5:30pm Evensong sung by the Rawstone Singers
11TuesdayOctober
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Feckless Fuddle, The League of Ukelele Gentlemen (Ukuleles, Voice and Keyboard) ...more

16SundayOctober
4:15pm Taize Service
18TuesdayOctober
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Eden Brass (Trumpets, Horn and Trombone) ...more

25TuesdayOctober
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Carlisle Community Choir ...more

29SaturdayOctober
Tower Open Day

A rare opportunity to see the tower of Carlisle Cathedral and its bells ...more

30SundayOctober
10:30am @ Carlisle Cathedral Cathedral Eucharist PLUS +

Mass with a special invitation to young people ...more

31MondayOctober
7:00pm @ Cathedral Lightfest: An Alternative to Halloween @ Carlisle Cathedral

Light Fantastic - a happy Halloween alternative ...more

1TuesdayNovember
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

Eve Kennedy and Liivi Arder (Violin and Piano) ...more

2WednesdayNovember
7:30pm All Soul's Eucharist

Sung by the Youth Choir

8TuesdayNovember
12:45pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Musiclive@lunchtime

William Howard Musicians ...more

13SundayNovember
10:00am @ Carlisle Cathedral Remembrance Sunday Service
15TuesdayNovember
7:30pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Christian Aid Celebration Service
19SaturdayNovember
5:30pm Evensong with the choir of St Peter's Hale
20SundayNovember
3:00pm Evensong with prayers for the World Day of Remembrance for Traffic Victims
4:15pm Taize Service
22TuesdayNovember
@ Carlisle CathedralDegree Week

University of Cumbria Degree Week ...more

27SundayNovember
3:00pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Advent Carol Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more