Manchester Cathedral makes plea for volunteers

Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city’s history for nearly 600 years.

This Grade I listed masterpiece has not only provided a stage on which the city of Manchester’s compelling history has been played out but also provided some of the leading actors for this narrative. Century after century the stone walls have survived wars and bombings, Henry VIII’s reformation and Queen Elizabeth I’s spy, witnessed the birth of the world’s anti-slavery movement and lived the Industrial Revolution first hand.

Preserving this history for visitors and worshippers is a busy job, with a varied programme of events, civic ceremonies, classical, pop and lunchtime concerts, science and history festivals, drama, school and university visits and much, much more

The Cathedral relies on a energetic team of 100 volunteers to keep these traditions alive. If you would like to join them, and have 3 hours to spare each week, then they would love to hear from you.

The Cathedral has a variety of volunteering roles available including welcoming visitors, guiding people around the Cathedral, stewarding at services, flower arranging, and general maintenance. This building is open 365 days a year and your support will help to keep this Grade 1 listed building open and accessible to people of all faiths and none.


Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant