latest news

For latest news on Church services, visiting choirs and musical groups, events, what our volunteers have been up to and all developments in the Cathedral and Precinct, please read on.

New What’s On Guide Launched!

Our new What’s On Guide is out now! Find out what’s happening at Carlisle Cathedral during Half Term, Lent, Holy Week and Easter. You can collect a copy from the Cathedral, the Gift Shop,… Read more »

Livestreaming of Cathedral Services

During the pandemic, livestreaming was a vital lifeline for us to keep in touch with our worshippers and visitors. Due to changes in the technical specifications for streaming on Facebook, we have taken the… Read more »

The Revd Canon Michael Manley – Sabbatical

The Bishop of Penrith and the Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral have agreed that The Revd Canon Michael Manley will start a 3-month Sabbatical leave on Thursday 1st February, returning to work at the beginning… Read more »

A Bell Ringing Update from Ron East, Tower Captain

The Cathedral Bell Ringing Team meet regularly, and this update has been written by Ron East, Tower Captain: The Cathedral band now numbers more than thirty members and continues to receive requests from persons… Read more »

Little Stars – New Toddler Group

Starting on 12 January… 🌟 LITTLE STARS 🌟   Our new toddler/pre-school group will run each Friday at 10am inside the Cathedral.   Enjoy stories, singing and crafts under our starry ceiling.   £1… Read more »

Carlisle Cathedral receives a wonderful legacy from Mr Frank Buzzard

Carlisle Cathedral has recently received a legacy of £4,000 from the late Mr Frank Buzzard. Mr Buzzard spent ten years of his life on pilgrimage visiting each Church of England Cathedral and has left… Read more »

Christmas Opening Times

Carlisle Cathedral is open 365 days a year. During Christmas, the Cathedral will be open daily between 8.30am and 4.00pm. For details about all of our services and events please click here. For our Café… Read more »

Carlisle Cathedral achieves the Eco Church Bronze Award!

We are delighted to announce that Carlisle Cathedral has achieved the Eco Church Bronze Award. Over the past few months we have been analysing and improving our practices through Worship and Teaching, the Management… Read more »

Christmas Message from The Dean of Carlisle

As I approach my first Christmas as the new Dean of Carlisle, I have been reflecting on the many blessings of the Cathedral, not least our wonderful starry ceiling which silently accompanies the prayers… Read more »

Dogs now welcome inside Carlisle Cathedral

Carlisle Cathedral has announced that visitors will be able to bring their well-behaved dogs into the Cathedral building from Saturday 25 November 2023. Guide, therapy, and assistance dogs are already welcome in the Cathedral… Read more »