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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

Guildford Cathedral Appeal achieves £1.3m milestone

Guildford Cathedral Appeal is delighted to announce today that it has reached its first phase goal of £1.3m which will enable an application for a multi- million pound grant to be submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund next month. The Dean of Guildford, the Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams sa…

Added Tuesday 16th September 2014

Cathedral Choristers in BBC Radio 2 final

Guildford Cathedral is proud and delighted to learn that two of its choristers, girl chorister Elizabeth Robbings and boy chorister Tom King have made it through to the national finals of BBC Radio 2 Young Choristers of the Year competition 2014. The choristers sent in recordings and wer…

Added Friday 5th September 2014

New Chaplain to HM The Queen

The Revd Canon Dr Nicholas Thistlethwaite, Sub Dean and Precentor of Guildford Cathedral, has been appointed Chaplain to HM The Queen. I was touched and honoured to be appointed as an Honorary Chaplain to HM The Queen. Chaplains are members of the monarch’s Ecclesiastical Househo…

Added Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Linden Homes Cathedral Consultation

Linden Homes has entered into an agreement with Guildford Cathedral to put forward proposals to develop new homes on an area of Cathedral land on Stag Hill. This will help to secure a long-term future for the Cathedral as well as meeting an element of local housing need as identified by Guildford …

Added Monday 28th July 2014

Guildford Cathedral breaks £1m barrier!

Guildford Cathedral breaks £1m barrier The Guildford Cathedral Appeal, which in its first phase needs to raise £1.3m by the end of the summer, has reached the milestone of raising £1m.   The Dean of Guildford, the Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams  said: “It’…

Added Friday 13th June 2014