A Welcome from the Dean

Carlisle Cathedral is one of the jewels of North West England and it celebrates its 900 anniversary in 2022. After standing on the border with Scotland for nine centuries, it has a lively story to tell. It may not be the best-known mediaeval 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. We hope you will come to visit us and enjoy the beauty of the Cathedral and its precinct – with its refurbished Fratry and eye-catching new Cafe.  There are fascinating stories of faith, hope and love to discover here. They point to God who is at work among us now and who welcomes all.

Mark Boyling, Dean of Carlisle


Fergus Butler-Gallie is Carlisle bound on 24 June

As part of this year's 900th anniversary celebrations we are thrilled that writer, priest, funnyman and self-confessed fool, Fergus... Read More »



Once again the Cathedral is pleased to host special Ordination services for those who are to be ordained Deacon or Priest later this month. We... Read More »


Historic Quarter £1000 Art Commission

Artists can win a special £1, 000 commission as part of an arts festival returning to Carlisle in August. The second Historic Quarter Arts... Read More »


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To find out which choirs are singing at our services view our monthly Worship List HERE