Daily Services are now open to the public

Worship is at the heart of the Cathedral's life. Every day, Morning Prayer is offered, Evening Prayer is offered and the Eucharist (the Holy Communion) is celebrated.

Our Cathedral is open to individuals for peace and quiet and prayer each day

Further information on opening times and public worship services is available here and our full calendar can be view here

Further information about our Sunday morning services and a copy of the service sheet can be found here





The Cathedral will continue its life of prayer and you are warmly invited to send requests for prayer:

By email to: prayers@carlislecathedral.org.uk  |  Via the online form |  On Facebook |  On Twitter

Carlisle Cathedral

Special services

It is a particular privilege of the Cathedral to be able to host many special services in the course of the year. These services seek to respond to causes for celebration or of sadness in the life of the county, city or the nation.

Organisations wishing to hold a special service at the Cathedral to offer thanksgiving and prayer for their work are asked to contact info@carlislecathedral.org.uk or telephone 01228 548151

Our PLUS+ services are created specially for families and young people, who help us lead the service. The services take place monthly and are led by our young people, with music is sung by our Boys, Girls and Consort  – often with our community children’s choir, Cantate. These services are an informal way to engage with Christian themes – through songs, stories and activities.

On the third Sunday of every month at 4.15pm, we hold a Taizé service. The Taizé community is an ecumenical monastic order with a strong devotion to peace and justice. The movement was founded in France in 1940 by Brother Roger Louis Schutz-Marsauche and has spawned a unique style of worship that has become popular in churches, retreat centres and seminaries throughout the world.

Taizé services – which are candle-lit – offer a distinctive worship experience, with prayer and meditation. Taizé music is highlighted by the use of simple phrases, usually lines from the Psalms or other pieces of scripture, chanted repeatedly or sung in canon.

This is a gentle and reflective service of worship, giving worshippers a moment of time and space in a busy world. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Check the online calendar for all forthcoming dates.