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.

Fratry wins Natural Stone Award

The Fratry, at Carlisle Cathedral, has won the Repair and Restoration (Ecclesiastical) category at the Natural Stone Awards 2022. It was also highly commended in the New Build Modern Style Stone Cladding category. The… Read more »

Carlisle Cathedral receives charity status

In October, Carlisle Cathedral became the first cathedral in The Church of England to become a registered charity with the Charity Commission for England and Wales. Edith McColgan, Chief Operating Officer, said: “We are… Read more »

HM The Queen: Flowers

Flowers in memory of Her Majesty may be laid by members of the public on the lawn in front of the great East Window of the Cathedral. Wherever possible, we kindly request that flowers… Read more »

HM The Queen: Book of Condolence

A book of condolence will be available at the Cathedral for public use during the Cathedral’s opening hours from 9.00am to 5.00pm each day. All are welcome to sign the book. Carlisle Cathedral has… Read more »

HM The Queen: Special Prayers

During this period of national mourning special prayers will be said at all Cathedral services. All are welcome at these services. SUNDAYS 7.40am     Morning Prayer 8.00am     Eucharist 10.30am   Eucharist (Service Paper) (Watch Live Stream)… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Melvyn Bragg: The Journey to English

On Friday 18 March acclaimed author and broadcaster Melvyn Bragg, Lord Bragg of Wigton, joins us to explore the way in which William Tyndale’s revolutionary translation of the Bible, which led to the King… Read more »