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 (Narthex) and a copy of The Friends' newsletter (Revelation).
- 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.
The Friends' events are open to everyone (you do not have to be a Friend to attend).
CHEESE & WINE EVENING - Wednesday 15th February - Join a Majestic Wine connoisseur & fellow wine lovers in sampling 6 fine wines, cheese & light snacks. Click here for further details & booking form or contact The Friends Secretary 01483 547875 / email@example.com
DESERT ISLAND DISCS - Wednesday 26th April - Come and hear Andrew Watson - Bishop of Guildford talk about his life, find out the eight sound tracks that reveal some things about his life and discover which book and luxury item he would take to his desert island. Click here for further details & booking form or contact The Friends Secretary 01483 547875 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FRIENDS' DAY TRIP - MIDSOMER MURDERS COUNTRY & GORING GAP CRUISE - Wednesday 10th May - Explore the picturesque locations filmed as the fictional County of Midsomer, including a 90 minute cruise through the Goring Gap. The trip includes coach, Blue Badge Guide, coffee, lunch & cruise. Click here for further details & booking form or contact The Friends Secretary 01483 547875 / email@example.com
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 2015
You can download a copy of the Friends of Guildford Cathedral's annual accounts here for 2015.
For further details about the work of The Friends, forms and any other information, please contact: