Why Support Guildford Cathedral?

A precious part of the national heritage and a grade II* listed building, Guildford Cathedral is a costly building to run and maintain.

Open to all 365 days a year, it costs approximately £1.3m annually - with 50% purely on the maintenance of the building and grounds.  Maintaining this magnificent building is vital to our work - hosting so many daily services and great festivals, musical and cultural events, and learning and heritage activities.

Given its age, the Cathedral was not endowed by any great financial legacies and it doesn’t receive church – or state - funding for maintenance of the building.

Contributions from supporters and visitors are therefore vital to meeting the annual costs of maintaining the building, sustaining choral music and supporting our work with the community. 

The People’s Cathedral was only completed due to the generosity of many. Will you carry on our story of philanthropy?

Whether you value this Cathedral as a place of worship, for its magnificent music, for its unique story, or simply a great place to meet and see art or hold an event, you too can help ensure it remains open to all, for free.

Read about why our Cathedral is a precious part of our national heritage.

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