The Cathedral Church for Derby and Derbyshire

About Derby Cathedral

The Cathedral is a lively place of worship with regular services, in person and live-streamed, involving its flourishing Cathedral Choir. A place of musical and cultural excellence, it frequently hosts concerts and events. It is also one of the oldest buildings in Derby City Centre and as a Grade 1 listed building, it is of high historical significance.

As a Church of England Cathedral, it is a sacred place and sign of unity for Christians of many traditions and a meeting place of faiths.

Derby Cathedral aims to develop strong relationships with all its stakeholders to become a place for inspirational music and worship, learning, heritage stories, arts and culture.

To read our Constitution and Statutes, please click here.


Working in partnership

The Cathedral is the seat of the Bishop of Derby, and a centre for mission and worship serving the people and parishes of the Diocese of Derby.

The Chapter of Derby Cathedral is a founding partner of Derby Cathedral School and works closely with the Head Teacher and members of staff to give all children a good experience of the Cathedral and its mission.

Derby Cathedral is proud to have been the first Cathedral in England to be named a Cathedral of Sanctuary.  This means that it finds ways of being a safe and welcoming space for everyone and works to welcome and support refugees and those seeking asylum.

The Cathedral has an active role in city and its representatives sit on partnership bodies. We aims to work in partnership with other faith communities in the City of Derby and to offer contributions to debate which help the City serve the common good.

We aim to be a place for

Inspirational worship and music


Local heritage stories

Arts and culture

Visit us

Derby Cathedral,

18-19 Iron Gate,



Call: 01332 341201


We're open

Sunday 08:30 – 18:15
Monday 08:30 – 18:30
Tuesday 08:30 – 18:30
Wednesday 08:30 – 18:00
Thursday 08:30 – 18:30
Friday 08:30 – 17:00
Saturday 09:00 – 17:00

Registered Charity Number: 1207768.

Please check the Visit page for up to date information.

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