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.

Heritage Open day 2022

Saturday 10th September 2022 Join the Cathedral for a full day of interesting and fun heritage tours and events. All events are free and can be booked on the day.   Bell Tower Tours:… Read more »

Summer Holiday Activities

Summer Holiday at Carlisle Cathedral Join us for fun family activities every Wednesday and Thursday between 10th and 25th August in the Undercroft. Wednesday 10th August- Telescopes, 10:30-11:30, £4 book here Thursday 11th August-… Read more »

Summer Exhibitions in the Fratry Hall

Two new exhibitions are coming to the Cathedral this summer! First of all we welcome back the Carlisle and Cumbrian Artists, now exhibiting at the Fratry Hall for their 53rd year – amazing! This… Read more »

Free Live Music at Lunchtime

To celebrate our 900th anniversary we are pleased to announce that free lunchtime concerts will return to the Cathedral this August with three very different concerts taking place on successive Tuesdays: 2, 9 and… Read more »

Rest Under the Stars

Are you ready to Rest Under The Stars? The last two years have been a time of enormous challenge for everyone. From Thursday 28 July to Friday 2 September everyone is invited to rest… Read more »

Praying Twice: Music Week 5 – 10 July

Music has been at the heart of the life of worship of the Cathedral through its 900 year history. From the chanted prayers of those first Augustinian Canons to the show-tunes sung with gusto… 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 Festival wants amateur and professional artists to submit entries for… 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 pray for them as they take this important step.… Read more »

Walk the Labyrinth

As part of our 900th anniversary at the Cathedral, we have worked alongside The Diocese of Carlisle Board of Education Team and artist Abby Kilfedder to create this wonderful and unique Labyrinth. Through the… Read more »

Cathedral receives music grant

The Cathedral Music Trust announced on Thursday 26th May 2022, that it has awarded a total of £400,000 in grants to support high-quality music provision at 22 choral foundations across the UK.   The… Read more »