Guildford Cathedral is the People’s Cathedral - a place of welcome, worship, inspiration and engagement for people of all ages. There is no charge for entry.

There are a wide variety of services and events on in the Cathedral in December, so I highlight just a few below. Details of all our services can be found under the diary pages and What's On

Our Advent Carol Service takes place this Sunday, at 6.00 pm. It is a beautiful service to mark the start of the Christian year featuring Advent carols sung by the Cathedral choir and Advent carols and hymns for all to sing.

All this week we have had Angels arriving at the Cathedral from Church Schools throughout the Diocese. These Angels are now on display around the Cathedral, and will be there until January. I do encourage you to come and see them as the range is absolutely brilliant! This Sunday we have a Family Fun Afternoon from 1.30 - 3.30 pm, where there will be a host of Angel themed activities for everyone to take part in. The afternoon culminates in what we hope will be a large gathering singing 'Hark the Herald Angels Sing'. We did hope to go for the world record of this, but when we found out it was in excess of 27,000 voices it was a little ambitious, even for Guildford Cathedral!

On December 16 at 7.00 pm the Cathedral Choir and Southern Pro Musica combine to present George Frederic Handel’s most loved and best known oratorio ‘Messiah’ in the stunning new acoustics of Guildford Cathedral. This is definitely one not to be missed.

And the 21 December sees our regular collaboration with Age UK Surrey to the Age UK Carol Concert. This popular service is free to attend and coffee and mince pies are served beforehand.

I look forward to welcoming you to these or one of our other many events and services here.

The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams

The People's Cathedral project is completed and The Cathedral is looking stunning. A place of tranquility and peace that is awe inspiring. Thanks to the generosity of so many, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have new interpretation,  leaflets and tours. Something for everyone whether your interest be Art, textiles, sculpture or the need for peace and quiet.

We welcome all to The Cathedral  and there is much to see and do.  Currently a photographic exhibition, recording the project by photographer Richard Ellis is in the Nave.  

The exterior of the Cathedral is being repaired under the WWI funding given by the Government and this will be completed by the end of December 2017.

We are also excited to be welcoming back our Organ, which will be a six month process and will be back fully for Easter 2018.

Do come and take a look and see all that is new.

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