Manchester Cathedral has been centre stage in its city's history for nearly 600 years. In 1421 Henry V signed a charter granting permission for a collegiate church to be built. In 1847, following the huge growth in population during the Industrial Revolution, a newManchester Diocese was created and this church became Manchester Cathedral. Its thrilling beauty and majesty, forest of pillars and magnificent 15th century quire have inspired musicians, writers and poets to find expression and joy in this sacred space. But this is not a museum - this is a working church and it is teeming with life. Come along to the host of brilliant events that we run here at Manchester Cathedral every year and help us to protect this very special place for another 600 years.