Church of England Diocese of Carlisle

These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.

Sunday

Morning Prayer

Every Sunday at 7:40 a.m. for 20m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

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.

Morning Worship/Prayer Event held in a Cathedral
Sunday

Holy Communion

Every Sunday at 8 a.m. for 30m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

Holy Communion is said every Sunday morning and is led by the traditional Book of Common Prayer.

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

Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Tuesday

Poetry Group

Every Second Tuesday at 7 p.m. for 2hr

Abbey Street
Carlisle

Now in its seventh year, the Cathedral Poetry Group meet up each month to share new discoveries and old favourites. The group often take a theme, such as exile, or look at poems exploring a liturgical season. Occasionally members bring along their own poetry for consideration, or choose existing works to share and discuss.

New members are always welcome. There is no joining process, just turn up!

Monday

Celtic Eucharist

Every Monday at 12:30 p.m. for 45m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

On Mondays the Eucharist lasts roughly 30 minutes and includes material from the Celtic tradition. Held at lunchtime, the service is popular with those who work in the city centre, or those in town for shopping and leisure.

The Eucharist is celebrated daily and is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another; it is a chance for the congregation to share in the bread and wine of Communion.

Worship has taken place on this site for almost 900 years and daily services continue to this day. Our services are free to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Cathedral is open for visitors during this service.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Friday

Eucharist Service

Every Friday at 12:30 p.m. for 45m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

Worship has taken place on this site for almost 900 years and daily services continue to this day. Our services are free to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Eucharist is celebrated daily and is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another.

A spoken service the Eucharist lasts roughly 30 minutes and is popular with those who work in the city centre, or those in town for shopping and leisure. It is a chance for the congregation to share in the bread and wine of Communion. All those who usually receive Communion in their own church can do so here.

The Cathedral is open for visitors during this service.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Tuesday Thursday Saturday

Morning Prayer and Eucharist

Every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday at 8:20 a.m. for 20m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

Morning Prayer is the first service of the day, taking place when the Cathedral is at its most peaceful. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays our first service of the day also includes the Eucharist.

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 Eucharist is celebrated daily and is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another.

A spoken service, the Morning Eucharist lasts roughly 20 minutes and is popular with those heading to work or study in the city centre. It is a chance for the congregation to share in the bread and wine of Communion.

Morning Worship/Prayer Book of Common Prayer Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Thursday

Silent Prayer and the Offering of Incense

Every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. for 20m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

Join us every Thursday for 20 minutes of stillness, followed by guided prayer and a short service with the Offering of Incense. This service is inspired by St Augustine, the founder of the way of life of the first canons in Carlisle over 900 years ago.

Find space and quietness to let your prayers rise to God.

Incense Prayers Event held in a Cathedral
Wednesday

Peace & Justice Eucharist

Every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. for 30m

Abbey Street
Carlisle

On Wednesdays the Eucharist lasts roughly 30 minutes and includes material from the Iona Community. Held at lunchtime, the service is popular with those who work in the city centre, or those in town for shopping and leisure.

The Eucharist is celebrated daily and is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another; it is a chance for the congregation to share in the bread and wine of Communion.

Worship has taken place on this site for almost 900 years and daily services continue to this day. Our services are free to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Cathedral is open for visitors during this service.

Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral
Sunday

The Cathedral Sung Eucharist

Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for 1hr

Abbey Street
Carlisle

The Eucharist is celebrated daily and is an opportunity to deepen our communion with God and with one another. It is a chance for the congregation to share in the bread and wine of Communion.

This special Sunday Cathedral Eucharist service includes music sung by the Cathedral Choir, or by visiting guest choirs. For details of the choirs and the music being sung, please refer to the Music List available in person at the Cathedral, or online HERE.

Worship has taken place on this site for almost 900 years and daily services continue to this day. Our services are free to attend and everyone is welcome.

The Cathedral is open for visitors during this service.

Music Hymns Choir Singing Eucharist/Holy Communion Event held in a Cathedral