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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

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Events for Lent

Our Lent period this year includes 40 days of services, a special Sunday sermon series, lunchtime organ music and guest speakers and choirs. Join us at this special time as we approach Holy Week...

Cumbria Rural Choirs Concert, 23 March

We welcome Cumbria Rural Choirs to the Cathedral this March for a special concert featuring Haydn's "The Seven Last Words of Christ" and Mozart's "Requiem", with John Butt conducting the British Sinfonietta. Tickets on sale now!

Taizé Service, Sunday 24 March, 4.15pm

Taizé services offer a distinctive worship experience, including the singing of much-repeated chants during candlelit prayer services sung by the Taizé Choir. Join us this Sunday at 4.15pm for this gentle and reflective service. All welcome.

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.

Good Friday: Love Unstoppable

Join us on Good Friday morning at 10.30am for Love Unstoppable - activities for all ages, including crafts, music, prayers, stories and snacks. Free entry. We'll see you there!

Carlisle Day Services Exhibition, 25 March-7 April

This year's exhibition of paintings and drawings from members of the Carlisle Day Services Art Group will be open from Monday 25th March to Sunday 7th April in the South Aisle. Free entry. Come along and support these budding local artists!

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