Carlisle Cathedral

Discover, experience and enjoy: over 900 years of extraordinary history; our famous starlight ceiling; our treasury exhibition; active family trails; an oasis of peace and prayer in the heart of the city with beautiful monastic gardens, award-winning café and unique gift shop.

There are fascinating stories of faith, hope and love to discover here. They point to God who is at work among us now and who welcomes all. Whether you are of this faith, another faith, or no faith at all, we look forward to welcoming you.

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Morning Prayer

Every Sunday at for 20 mins
Carlisle Cathedral
The Abbey Carlisle, CA3 8TZ, GB

Morning Prayer is the first service of the day, taking place when the Cathedral is at its most peaceful.

Usually held in one of the Cathedral's side chapels it is a small service led by prayer and lasting about 20 minutes. Ideal for those heading to work in the city centre or those who wish to start their day in prayer.

Worship has taken place here for almost 900 years and continues to this day. Our services are free to attend and everyone is welcome.


The Cathedral Chapter takes safeguarding very seriously and considers it non-negotiable. If you have a concern that someone you know is at risk of, or is being abused, or presents a risk to others, please seek advice using the contact details below.

Carlisle Cathedral, the Cathedral Church for the Church of England in the Diocese of Carlisle, is committed to:

The care, nurture of, and respectful pastoral ministry with all children, young people and adults.
The safeguarding and protection of all children, young people and adults.
Being a safe and caring community that provides a loving environment where victims of abuse can report or disclose abuse and where they can find support and best practice that contributes to the prevention of abuse.

The Cathedral’s Safeguarding Lead is The Revd Canon Dr Benjamin Carter

Tel. 01228 521857

Email [email protected]

Please contact him as soon as possible if you have any Safeguarding concerns. Also please don’t hesitate to contact him if you seek advice, guidance or further information relating to Safeguarding.

The Cathedral’s Lay Safeguarding Lead is Mr David Allen

Tel. 07393 993519

Email [email protected]

The Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser is Ms Joanna Van Lachterop

07458 016 884

Email [email protected]

The Cathedral’s commitment is shared by all our staff and volunteers and supported by the following policies and documents on our website

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Carlisle Cathedral Charity No. 1200677