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Today at the Cathedral


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 welfare of children and vulnerable adults is an absolute priority at Carlisle Cathedral.  Safeguarding is God's love in action, and the Chapter and Cathedral community work hard to make the Cathedral a safe and secure place where abuse and mistreatment of others will not be tolerated.  View our policies and find out more about safeguarding here

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Friday 21 June at 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 / Under-18s: Free

Join us for this year's Summer Concert, featuring the combined Cathedral Choirs: the boy and girl choristers, Senior Girls' Choir and Lay Clerks.

This programme includes music by Fauré, Bairstow, Millican and Haydn, amongst many others.  Experience the majesty of great Cathedral music in the city's most memorable setting - underneath the starlight ceiling at Carlisle Cathedral.



The Fratry 2019

Our work to bring the Fratry, at the heart of the Cathedral precinct, back to life is well underway.

The newly refurbished building will include a bespoke teaching and learning centre in the medieval Undercroft, with a unique and unforgettable events and cultural space in the Fratry Hall.  Standing alongside, in the footprints of the original cloister, will be a café and meeting space, with spectacular views of the Cathedral.

Keep up-to-date with our plans and our fundraising on the Fratry 2019 page.

Vacancy: Head of Heritage Learning

We are in an exciting period of change. Part of our £3.5 million partner funded NLHF Fratry project is a new, dedicated learning space.

We are looking for an experienced learning professional to deliver a vibrant, compelling and lively learning offer to schools, families, universities, local communities and the 150,000 visitors we welcome each year.

If this is you click here to download an information pack and details of how to apply.  Deadline for applications is 12noon on Monday 24 June.

Free Lunchtime Concerts

Our series of Tuesday lunchtime concerts continues with jazz, Scottish and Irish songs, Cumbrian folk and a world-renowned organist:

Tuesday 18 June, 12:45-13:30
Shades of Jazz

Tuesday 25 June, 12:45-13:30
Anne Lewis and Bill Taylor

Tuesday 9 July, 12:45-13:30
The Cumbrian Duo

Tuesday 30 July, 12:45-13:30
Alexander Ffinch

The Sixteen in Concert

Back at Carlisle Cathedral as part of their 40th anniversary tour, The Sixteen return on 11 July for an unmissable concert in an unforgettable setting.

This year's programme includes music from the choir's new album An Enduring Voice, featuring music by Tavener, Sheppard, Fayrfax and more. Tickets are on sale now - BOOK TODAY.

"Probably the world's greatest choir" - The Times

100 Days of Prayer

Join us, from June to September, in 100 Days of Prayer.

There are no rules here - just to pray each day, in your own way and your own time as we join together in '100 Days of Prayer' to seek God's lead for our future vision to continue to grow his Kingdom here in Cumbria.

Find out more here.

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