Worship & Music at Derby Cathedral

Worship and music is at the heart of the Cathedral

Derby Cathedral offers daily corporate prayer and worship, giving glory to God and holding before him the needs of the church and the world. At the heart of this liturgical rhythm is a rich and flourishing musical tradition – our Cathedral Choir can be heard offering worship most days, and are regularly supported by our Voluntary Choir in their absence.

The Music Department also provides a regular series of concerts on Friday Lunchtimes in the Spring and Autumn, and an Organ Recital series every Summer. Our music department can be reached via music@derbycathedral.org. All general enquiries about services and concerts in general should be directed to the Cathedral office office@derbycathedral.org, or 01332 341201.

Music at Derby Cathedral

Derby Cathedral Organs

The Cathedral is home to three organs; the 100 stop 4 manual John Compton organ of 1939, a 2 manual Cousans organ (currently out of action) and a 4 stop chamber organ by Robin Jennings. For more details on the organs in Derby Cathedral please visit the National Pipe Organ Register. The Cathedral also houses three grand pianos.

Old Choristers’ Association

The Old Choristers’ Association is the network of former Choristers, Lay Clerks and Organists of Derby Cathedral and meets annually for a Festival Evensong and Reception. If you are a former member of the Cathedral Choir and would like to join the Old Choristers’ Association, then please get in touch at music@derbycathedral.org.


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Derby Cathedral,

18-19 Iron Gate,



Call: 01332 341201

Email: office@derbycathedral.org

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Sunday 08:30 – 18:15
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