The Friends of Guildford Cathedral


The Friends of Guildford Cathedral was founded in 1968 with the aim of bringing together all those who love the Cathedral and wish to support its work. There are about 800 members.  Many Friends live locally and are able to enjoy the wide ranging number of activities we host, but there are also many who live further afield who simply enjoy reviewing regular information about the Cathedral, its mission and community life. 

By becoming a Friend you will not only help to ensure that the building is preserved and enhanced for future generations, but will have the opportunity to take part in social activities, outings and an annual pilgrimage.

Why join The Friends

As well as joining a group of like-minded people who care for this wonderful building, joining The Friends provides you with the following benefits:

  • A programme of social activities, outings and an annual pilgrimage, often overseas
  • An opportunity to become involved in the life of the Cathedral
  • A copy of the annual Report and Accounts
  • Discount weeks in the Cathedral shop
  • Attendance at the Friends’ AGM in July

How to join The Friends

We welcome new members and look forward to meeting you. To join The Friends, please complete an enrolment form.  We ask you to consider completing a Gift Aid form and if you can give by standing order, this is the most efficient way for us to receive your subscription and helps us to channel more of our income to helping the Cathedral.  Membership runs from 1st July each year.


Recent Projects

In recent years The Friends have helped to fund the following projects:

  • A new cope for the Dean
  • New stoles and Virgers' robes
  • Re-waxing of the oil filled candles
  • Vestments for children to wear when visiting with their school
  • A contribution towards the nave altar and font
  • Contributions to The Cathedral Appeal towards the Oral History Project and Archive Project
  • Other fabric projects within the Cathedral

Annual Accounts 2016

You can download a copy of the Friends of Guildford Cathedral's annual accounts here for 2016.

Upcoming Events:

  • DESERT ISLANDS DISCS with BISHOP JO WELLS - Wednesday 2nd May from 6.30pm (Season's Café & Kitchen).  Two course meal incl. Tea & Coffee.  £18.50 Friends / £19.50 non Friends. Please click here for a booking form.
  • FRIENDS DAY TRIP - CHARTWELL HOUSE & GARDENS - Wednesday 6th June. Details & ticket price to be confirmed.  Please click here for a booking form.
  • FRIENDS AGM & LUNCH - Sunday 24th June at 11.30 to be held in The Diocesan Education Centre followed by a Buffet Lunch in Seasons Café & Kitchen. Tickets £15.00.
  • AFTERNOON TEA with SPEAKER followed by EVENSONG - Thursday 13th September, starting at 3.00pm in Season's Café & Kitchen. Tickets £15.00.
  • CHRISTMAS DINNER with entertainment - Thursday 29th November in Season's Café & Kitchen.  Ticket price to be confirmed.

 Contact Us

For further details about the work of The Friends, forms and any other information, please contact:

Secretary to The Friends of Guildford Cathedral
Cathedral Office
Stag Hill
Tel:      01483 547875