Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings • Religious Sites
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city’s history for nearly 600 years. In 1421 Henry V signed a royal charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. In 1847 a new Manchester diocese was created and this historic church became a Cathedral. The doors are open 7 days a week and the admission is free. Do not miss one of the most interesting churches in the land at the heart of one of the most exciting cities on Earth.
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Olivia S
Macclesfield, UK15 contributions
We popped in here, to avoid the rain (and admission was free!), not expecting to spend much time. One of the tour guides (a lovely gentleman) asked if we would like a quick tour, but with 4 kids we didn't think they'd be interested! He said he had some interesting facts that the kids would like, and he ended up capturing their attention for a good 30 minutes, spotting bees, dragons and other interesting things inside the Catheral. Thank you for your time, the kids loved it!
Written February 23, 2022
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torijamieson
Manchester, UK42 contributions
I took my niece for her first 'big girl' Carol service this year and we settled on the Carols by candlelight event as it's part performance and part sing-along which I thought she'd like and well we absolutely loved it. This Cathedral is a beautiful building, I think that goes without saying but it's also such a part of our city's history. I've been fortunate to always live super close by so it also holds a lot of personal nostalgia for me and I'm so grateful to be able to share this with her now. The Henshaws event was wonderful, great cause, great atmosphere and something I would recommend attending if you love music.
Written February 8, 2022
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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,099 contributions
We visited here today as part of our 2 mile walking circuit of the city from Piccadilly Station. Only the south entrance was open at 10:30 AM on this Sunday so our visit included the morning sermon, joining ~150 others in the sanctuary service. The beautiful organ was playing on our departure to the sobering Glade of Light memorial garden for the 22 victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.
Written May 29, 2022
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SKGuider
manchester4 contributions
We enjoyed a free guided tour today with Steve. He was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable. He told us some really interesting facts about the history of the cathedral and we also went looking for bees , dragons and rabbits , hidden around the building . Well worth a visit , especially with an excellent volunteer guide.
Written June 7, 2022
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L. MacGregor
10 contributions
We came in for some respite amidst the bustle of an energetic summer afternoon in the middle of the city. Tranquility descended immediately as we wandered around this very beautiful interior and soaked up the calm. After discovering there was an evening event, my son and I then attended a stunning hour of string quarte music accompanied by 2 ballet dancers ! It wouldn't normally have been our thing but how lucky to experience such a blissful performance at such short notice , it was a highlight of our break in the city.
Written August 6, 2021
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Sofía González
20 contributions
It's a nice, little cathedral which is worth going to when you go to Manchester for the first time, but it's not something out of the ordinary.
I recommend reading the papers at the entrance to have a better idea of its history. Impressive because of its age, and if you stand at the altar facing the nave, you can see the original stones used to built the cathedral.
Written January 9, 2022
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Emma R
Cardiff, UK145 contributions
The inside of this magnificent Cathedral is impressive. Entry is free, but if you want to take photos there is a £1 charge. Pride in Manchester and it's achievements is clear at every turn, as well as memorials to some of its recent history. Visitors of any faith should feel a sense of peace and calm after just a few minutes here. We were priveliged to visit during a choir practice, which filled the space with wonderful music.
Written March 14, 2020
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DinkyDolly L
Bury, UK947 contributions
Couples
Wow, after living in Greater Manchester for 50 years and travelled past the cathedral lots of times never actually been inside it
We went to a craft fair today in the cathedral and I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was close up and inside.
The stained glass windows were absolutely incredible
What a wonderful place this is. Would love to go on an official tour so I can see the whole of it .
Written October 4, 2020
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William2701
Bolton, UK57 contributions
Solo
Whenever you visit it is always an excellent experience. The Cathedral is primarily a worshipping community yet attracts everybody whether to worship or not.

During the week and on Saturday the Cathedral hosts a myriad of events from school educational visits to clothes and craft fairs even Gin Festivals. There are times when the West End of the Cathedral is not open to visitors but fear not there is still plenty to see in the East end of the building.
Written January 26, 2020
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Gunslinger_46
Stockport, UK692 contributions
To see the cathedral for the very first time, it gives you an imposing and expressive experience that you will never ever forget - it has the English flag flying on the flagpole, to proudly proclaim its status.

The inside of the cathedral is a sight to behold with stain glassed windows and a fairly new organ replacing the old one......my words can hardly do it justice to what I am actually looking at - come and see for yourself, the only word that comes to mind is " Beautiful ".
Written February 11, 2020
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Manchester Cathedral is open:
  • Mon - Mon 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Tue - Thu 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Fri - Fri 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Sat - Sun 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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