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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 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

26TuesdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
27WednesdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evening Prayer
28ThursdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
29FridayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
12:30pm Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
30SaturdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Eucharist
5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
31SundayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

7:40am Morning Prayer
8:00am Holy Communion (BCP)
10:30am Eucharist sung by the Orrishmere Singers
3:00pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
1MondayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

2TuesdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

3WednesdayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

4ThursdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5FridayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Morland Choristers Camp)
6SaturdayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Friends of Morland)
7SundayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

9TuesdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

 

Upcoming Events

26TuesdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
27WednesdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

28ThursdayJuly
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
29FridayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
30SaturdayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
31SundayJuly
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

3:00pm Evensong sung by the Orrishmere Singers
1MondayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

2TuesdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

3WednesdayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

4ThursdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

5FridayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Morland Choristers Camp)
6SaturdayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

5:30pm Evensong (sung by the Friends of Morland)
7SundayAugust
@ Fratry, Carlisle CathedralCarlisle and Cumbria Artists Art Exhibition

Wednesday 20 July - Sunday 7 August ...more

Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

9TuesdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

13SaturdayAugust
12:45pm Lunchtime concert with Brass ensemble Posaunenchor St. Matthäus Nürnberg

We are a Brass Ensemble who are based at the St. Matthäus (St. Matthew) Church in the North of Nuremberg. ...more

14SundayAugust
Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

18ThursdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

21SundayAugust
Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

23TuesdayAugust
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

25ThursdayAugust
Tower Open Day

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

11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

28SundayAugust
Gift Shop Sunday Opening (12 - 2.30pm)

Special Sunday opening hours July and August 2016 (12pm - 2.30pm)

1ThursdaySeptember
11:00am Open guided tours

Free guided tours running from 5 July - 1 September ...more

3SaturdaySeptember
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

9FridaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral
10SaturdaySeptember
@ Cathedral and Prior's TowerHeritage Open Day

Your chance to explore... ...more

11SundaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral
@ Cathedral and Prior's TowerHeritage Open Day

Your chance to explore... ...more

12MondaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral
18SundaySeptember
3:00pm Battle of Britain Service

Sung by the Cathedral Choir ...more

4:15pm Taize Service
19MondaySeptember
C-Art at Carlisle Cathedral
16SundayOctober
4:15pm Taize Service