Our Services

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. In the Eucharist, we acknowledge God's activity in us and in the world and, together as Christ's body, we know new life in Him.


We very much regret that it is necessary to close the Cathedral during the Coronavirus outbreak.
It is clearly essential that we do all in our power to support the efforts being made to limit the effect of this outbreak.

OUR REGULAR SERVICES listed below are not taking place at present.  Join us live each Sunday on Facebook here or watch our online services here

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

PRAYER 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

07.40 Morning Prayer (CW)
08.00 Holy Communion (BCP)
10.30 The Cathedral Eucharist (CW)
15.00 Choral Evensong (BCP)

8.00 Morning Prayer (CW)
12.30 Eucharist (CW)
17.45 Choral Evensong (BCP)

08.00 Morning Prayer with Eucharist (CW)
17.45 Choral Evensong (BCP) Thursdays
08.00 Morning Prayer with Eucharist (CW)
12.30 The Offering of Incense
17.45 Choral Evensong (BCP)

08.00 Morning Prayer with Eucharist (CW)
15.00 Evening Prayer (BCP)

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is regularly used at Evening Prayer. Common Worship (CW) is used at most other services.

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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 office@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.