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.

The Fratry Project

A new chapter in our 900-year history is taking shape as we work to bring the Fratry building back to life – the most significant development at Carlisle Cathedral in living memory. This vital… Read more »

Westley Award for a Carlisle Cathedral bell-ringer

  Some members of the bell tower team of Carlisle Cathedral are volunteers who work together throughout the diocese on the installation, renovation and hanging of church bells. The work is carried out under… Read more »

Prior’s Tower

The sixteenth-century Prior’s Tower is next to the Deanery in the Cathedral Close.  Its name refers to the fact that the tower was the residence of the Prior of the Augustinian Cathedral Priory.  The… Read more »

Bell restoration at St Cuthbert’s, Over Denton

Three Carlisle Cathedral bell ringers have restored and rehung the bell at this lovely, 12th century church close to Birdoswald Roman fort. The chancel arch in the church is a Roman arch taken from… Read more »

Meeting Gabriel: A Tale from the Ringing Room

Carlisle Cathedral ringers practise on a Friday night and if you walk past along Castle Street you will almost certainly see and hear John, who has been accompanying the bell-ringers on trumpet for some… Read more »