A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
Join us and celebrate a year of worship, events, concerts, exhibitions and more. 2022 marks the 900th anniversary of the Church we know and love as Carlisle Cathedral. It was founded by King Henry I as an Augustinian Priory in 1122 and became the Cathedral Church of the newly created Diocese of Carlisle eleven years later.
Through these 900 years the Cathedral has served the city and county – as a house of worship, a beacon of hope and as a place rest within the restless history of life on the Border. The Cathedral has welcomed and given shelter to visitors, travellers and pilgrims – from the grandest monarch to the humblest wayfarer. A daily pattern of prayer has undergirded everything.
As we emerge from the Coronavirus pandemic, we have prepared a programme of events, activities and engagement which is aimed to allow many people, in a multitude of ways, to be part of this continuing pattern of journey and rest.
We hope you will want to come and be part of this special year. Together we can make 2022 a memorable and enriching year for the people of our city and county.
For further information please see our dedicated 900th Anniversary page