Manchester Cathedral

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Manchester Cathedral formerly known as the Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St Mary, St Denys and St George is a Church of England parish church in the city of Manchester, England. The cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Manchester.  The cathedral was built in the 15th century mainly to a Gothic style and has been expanded and refurbished since. It was heavily destroyed in the Second World War and had to be rebuilt over the next 20 years. Its 145 ft bell tower is recognisable in the city's skyline. Eye catching stained glass windows were added, including St Mary's window which was added in 1980. The Cathedral was then damaged again in 1996 due to a bombing local to the cathedral, but has since been restored to full glory.

Getting there

The cathedral is easily accessible by the city’s transport system, one of the city’s major transport hubs ‘Manchester Victoria’ is close by. You can get to Manchester by trains from the north or by the city’s tram system, then the cathedral is a short 5 minute walk away.

Opening Times and Admission

The cathedral is open seven days a week and admission is free. The cathedral is open from 8.30am-6.30pm except Monday and Friday when it closes earlier at 5.30pm. Volunteers will be happy to show you around and give you some history of the cathedral. Donations are welcomed from visitors.

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