For almost 170 years, countless Catholics and visitors of every faith and Christian denomination have crossed the threshold of this holy place, experiencing the presence of God and filling it with prayer, song and contemplation.

The cathedral not only serves as the seat of the Bishop of Salford and therefore the Mother Church of the Diocese of Salford, but also continues to serve as the parish church for the local Catholic community, which is constantly evolving in tandem with the city of Salford that surrounds it.

In 2020 the former Cathedral Parish and St Joseph’s, Ordsall formally amalgamated under the new parish name of Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St Joseph. This new parish name has united these two closely-linked communities, forming a single parish.

In November 2021 we announced a multi-million pound restoration, timed with the 175th anniversary of the dedication of Salford Cathedral. This will involve external and internal works, and will necessitate the closure of the cathedral for 18 months. Alternate accommodation for our parish will be provided throughout this period.

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