In 2009 the Cathedral celebrates its 150th anniversary. On these pages you can find a history of the parish.

Click on the links to the left, or - to read them in order - click here to find out about the parish before 1859.
A History of the Parish
St Peter's and presbytery under construction 1857-1858
Interior of St Peter's on its opening in 1859
St Peter's is raised to Cathedral status with the formation of the new diocese of Lancaster in 1924
The Cathedra (bishop's throne) in 1924
Alterations were made after the liturgical reforms of the 1970s
The Cathedral was reordered in 1995
Lancaster Cathedral 1859-2009