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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

20 December 2016

The work done on the restoration of the South Porch in 2015 has been recognised in the Natural Stone Awards 2016.  The Renewal of the South Porch won the Craftmanship category.  See the gallery for pictures of the work before, during and after.

Friday 9 December 2016

We were delighted to hear this week that Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England has approved the Cathedral's application for work to the Fratry building in the Cathedral Precinct. This is one of the final stages on the way to realising our project to improve the Fratry, bringing it back to life and making it accessible to all.  http://carlislecathedral.org.uk/fratry_project

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

23MondayJanuary
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

24TuesdayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

25WednesdayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Youth Choir)

...more

26ThursdayJanuary
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.

5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

27FridayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

28SaturdayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
29SundayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:00am @ Fratry Plus Cafe Church

Family-friendly worship during termtime

10:30am Sung Eucharist (Common Worship)

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

3:00pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Festival Evensong for Candlemass, attended by the Friends of Carlisle Cathedral
30MondayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

31TuesdayJanuary
7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

2ThursdayFebruary
Be a Chorister for the Day!

Boys and girls aged 7 to 11 who enjoy singing are invited to take part in a Chorister Training Day at Carlisle Cathedral ...more

 

Upcoming Events

29SundayJanuary
3:00pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Festival Evensong for Candlemass, attended by the Friends of Carlisle Cathedral
2ThursdayFebruary
Be a Chorister for the Day!

Boys and girls aged 7 to 11 who enjoy singing are invited to take part in a Chorister Training Day at Carlisle Cathedral ...more

11SaturdayFebruary
7:30pm A Night at the Opera with Andrew and Friends

Andrew Johnston sings opera and German Lieder ...more

12SundayFebruary
3:00pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Choral Evensong with the installation of the Revd Peter Clement as a Residentiary Canon and of the Revd Sarah Moore as an Honorary Ecumenical Canon

...more

25SaturdayFebruary
3:00pm A service to inaugurate the ministry of the Revd Lee Townend as Archdeacon of Carlisle and the Revd Vernon Ross as Archdeacon of Westmorland and Furness
1WednesdayMarch
7:30pm @ Carlisle Cathedral Ash Wednesday - Sung Eucharist and Imposition of Ashes

Sung by the Cathedral Youth Choir

11SaturdayMarch
5:30pm Evensong sung by the Laudes Choir
24FridayMarch
@ Carlisle CathedralFriends of Cathedral Music National Gathering in Carlisle

...more