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.

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 »

Lay Canon & Member of Chapter Appointment

The Bishop of Carlisle has appointed MRS ALISON CLARRICOATS as a Member of the Cathedral Chapter and Lay Canon Alison was Installed at a service in the Cathedral on Sunday May 15th 2022 at… Read more »

Fergus Butler-Gallie is Carlisle bound

As part of this year’s 900th anniversary celebrations we are thrilled that writer, priest, funnyman and self-confessed fool, Fergus Butler-Gallie, will be joining us on Friday 24 June. Butler-Gallie will take us on a… Read more »

Half Term- Family Activities

Half Term-Stained Glass Celebrations Tuesday 31st May 2022, 10:00-11:00 & 13:00-14:00 £2.50 Inspired by our stunning stained glass windows and the celebration of the Jubilee create your own celebratory Stained Glass window from colourful… Read more »

New Cathedral Constitution and Statutes

Consultation Process Please note that on 27 April 2022 the Chapter of Carlisle Cathedral applied to the Church Commissioners and Charity Commission for the approval of an update to Carlisle Cathedral Constitution and Statutes… Read more »

Special Workshop for Schools- Labyrinths and Pilgrimages

To celebrate our  900th year we are running a special workshop, Labyrinths and Pilgrimages. This 1 hour 30 minute workshop will allow pupils to explore the themes of pilgrimage throughout the Christian faith and… Read more »

Archbishop of York to lead Trinity Sunday service

On Trinity Sunday, 12 June, we are delighted that the Archbishop of York, the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Stephen Cottrell, will be our preacher. Stephen Cottrell is the 98th Archbishop of York. He… Read more »

Augustinian Quiet Day

Saturday 7 May, from 10am As we reflect on our Augustinian heritage in this, our 900th year, there is an opportunity to spend a day at the Cathedral being guided by Ms. Magdalen Houlihan… Read more »

Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art

Exhibition on Screen: Easter in Art A very special screening for one night only in the Cathedral’s medieval Fratry Hall. Wednesday 13 April at 7.30pm Tickets: £10 / Under-18: £5 BUY TICKETS The story… Read more »

Easter Holidays

We are hosting a series of family-friendly events over the Easter holidays as part of our 900th-anniversary celebrations. Easter holiday activities include Easter Felting workshops where families can create colourful Easter gifts and decorations;… Read more »