What's On at Carlisle Cathedral

Find out more about our services, concerts and events. All are welcome at Carlisle Cathedral.

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Our Café

Our award-winning café sits at the heart of the Cathedral precinct in the footprint of the medieval cloister, with unrivalled views of the Cathedral and Precinct. Open daily for hearty homemade food, cakes, coffee and more.

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Music is an integral part of Carlisle Cathedral's life and worship. Find out more here.

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Gift Shop

The Cathedral Gift Shop is a hidden gem, found just inside the main entrance. Here you will find many exclusive items, including our souvenir range inspired by our Stars of Heaven ceiling, plus a selection of Christian gifts, books, jewellery, many locally-made gifts and much more.

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Welcome to Carlisle Cathedral, a vibrant community of faith in the heart of this border city. We offer an inspirational space for worship, rest, and prayer, a safe space for conversation and debate and a creative space in the tranquil setting of the cathedral precinct and café.

We are home to the Bishop’s ‘seat’, the mother church of the Diocese for over 900 years and we welcome all whether a curious visitor, a faithful pilgrim, or a regular worshipper. We seek to be a living community of faith which proclaims afresh the good news of God’s transforming love to the city, county and beyond. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, you are most welcome here.

The Very Revd Jonathan Brewster, Dean of Carlisle

Summer 2024 What’s On Guide out now

The Summer What's On Guide is out now - full of information about our summer plans, including exhibitions, events, family activities and more, as... Read More »


Chorister Auditions 2024

Does your child love to sing? Is your child currently in Year 3? If so, the Cathedral Choir Auditions are coming up! No previous musical... Read More »


Live Music at Carlisle Cathedral

Music plays an integral part in the life of the Cathedral, and we have a varied programme of live music events taking place throughout the year, from... Read More »


Rest Under The Stars goes back on tour

Rest Under The Stars, a collaborative project between Carlisle Cathedral and Prism Arts, is going on tour to West Cumbria. The installation... Read More »