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People's Cathedral Blog

The People’s Cathedral history revealed is a year-long interpretation project by Kate Pitt, Intepretation Officer. The Intepretation Officer's blog can be followed at peoplescathedral.wordpress.com. Recent subjects include: Nine Lessons, Advent Candles and Christmas trees Bumper t…

Added Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Charity Commission

Charities in connection with Guildford Cathedral The Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal document) for these charities. The Scheme will alter the objects of the charities and enable the disposal of part of the land belonging to them. A copy of the Scheme can be seen at apps.charitycommi…

Added Friday 23rd October 2015

Work starts to weatherproof Cathedral

Following the announcement in March of the award of £500,000 towards the external repairs of Guildford Cathedral, work has now officially commenced. A grant was awarded as part of the Government’s World War One Centenary Cathedrals' Repair Fund to reroof and repair the tower …

Added Thursday 10th September 2015

Young musical talent raises the Cathedral roof!

Last Thursday, 23 July, Guildford Cathedral held a dazzling musical concert in aid of the Cathedral Appeal. The concert, which is the last before the Cathedral organ is dismantled due to the forthcoming building works, brought together some of Surrey’s leading young musicians with profession…

Added Tuesday 28th July 2015

Sponsor a Pipe initiative launched

Guildford Cathedral launches Sponsor a Pipe initiative Thanks to the generosity of so many donors, Guildford Cathedral Appeal has less than £500,000 of its £7m target left to raise.  Today the Appeal has launched the next opportunity to be part of the People’s Cathedral: &…

Added Friday 1st May 2015

Financial Boost for Weather Battered Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is thrilled to announce its success in the final round of the Government's First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund which supports vital repairs to some of England’s most important historic buildings. A grant of £500,000 has been awarded to reroof and repai…

Added Thursday 26th March 2015

Cathedral Appeal launches its final push

Guildford Cathedral Appeal, which is raising £7m for urgent repairs and development, has reached more than 90% of its target, with a final £500,000 needed. Last night, 150 valued supporters gathered at the Appeal Benefactor Reception to celebrate this success, including the recent awa…

Added Friday 20th February 2015

Heritage Lottery Success

£4.6m Heritage Lottery Fund Success for the People's Cathedral   Guildford Cathedral is thrilled to announce the success of its second stage funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), securing an award of £4.6m to contribute to the long term future of this iconic …

Added Tuesday 3rd February 2015

Tom King, BBC Radio 2 Chorister of the Year

Guildford Cathedral is delighted that Head Chorister, Tom King, has won the BBC Radio 2 Young Chorister of the Year 2014 competition. The final, held in St Paul’s Cathedral, was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on Thursday 13 November 2014 at 10pm. The Cathedral was thrilled to have two cho…

Added Thursday 13th November 2014

New Bishop of Guildford Announced

Downing Street has announced today that the next Bishop of Guildford will be the Rt Revd Andrew Watson.  Bishop Andrew (53), who has been Bishop of Aston since 2008, is expected to be installed as the tenth Bishop of Guildford in a service at Guildford Cathedral in February 2015. I welco…

Added Friday 26th September 2014