News & Press

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

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

Times Article 12.06.14

The coverage of our Appeal in The Times today is welcome but it is regrettable  that some of the information contained in the article is inaccurate. We are seeking to raise £7m to pay for essential repairs to the Cathedral, including the removal of acoustic plaster from the vaults, but…

Added Thursday 12th June 2014

The Very Reverend Alexander Wedderspoon, MA, BD (1931-2014)

Alex Wedderspoon, who died on 10 June 2014, was appointed Dean of Guildford in 1987 after serving as a Lecturer in Religious Education at London University (1963-66), Education Adviser to the Church of England Schools Council (1966-70), and Canon Residentiary at Winchester Cathedral (1970-87). He …

Added Thursday 12th June 2014

MAKE YOUR MARK campaign update

£1m in sight but Cathedral still needs more Marks  The Guildford Cathedral Appeal is in sight of raising £1m, with many individuals, families and parishes getting involved in the MAKE YOUR MARK campaign.  However, the Appeal still needs to raise £400,000 by the end o…

Added Thursday 22nd May 2014

Oral History Project Launched

Guildford Cathedral has successfully secured initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for repairs to the Cathedral fabric and development of its project: Securing Guildford Cathedral’s future: treasures, memories and stories revealed. We are now looking for people to take part i…

Added Wednesday 2nd April 2014