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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

Latest News

The Stavanger-Carlisle Partnership

We are thrilled to welcome the Bishop of Stavanger, Anne Lise Ådnøy, to Carlisle, with a delegation from The Church of Norway. A special service will be held on Friday 1 March at 11am to give thanks and to renew this important Diocesan partnership.

Ash Wednesday, 6 March

Ash Wednesday is an important holy day in the Christian calendar, marking the beginning of Lent; join us for this special day of services, with Eucharist at 12:30 and at 19:30, including the Imposition of the Ashes.

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!

Our schedule of events and services for Lent, leading to Holy Week and Easter is now available. This year includes guest preachers, special services and times for celebration and reflection.

The Sixteen, 11 July

The Sixteen make their eagerly awaited return to Carlisle Cathedral this summer. Don’t miss your chance to see them on this, their 40th anniversary tour of Cathedrals, bringing music back to the buildings for which it was written.

Friends and Community Day-trip to Edinburgh

The annual Friends and Community day trip will take place on Wednesday 22 May 2019 and booking is now open. This year we visit Edinburgh, including St Mary's Cathedral and the National Gallery of Modern Art. Book now!