Worship at Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is open to all, 365 days a year, as a place of stillness, prayer, pilgrimage and daily choral worship.

The Cathedral is a busy Christian church: we celebrate over 1,000 services a year, sustaining vibrant and inclusive daily worship together with magnificent music from our choir. You are very welcome to join us and there is no admission charge.

Please note that The Cathedral is very cold at the moment.  If you are attending services, please wear very warm clothing.  Due to the building works we are unable to turn the heating on  due to the plywood protective flooring – if we did, it would damage the floor. 

We do have a supply of blankets, please ask a Virger or Guide for one.

Services This Week

Today Wednesday

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Tomorrow Thursday

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Friday 31st March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Saturday 1st April

  • 8.40am Morning Prayer
  • 9.00am Healing Eucharist
  • 5.00pm Evensong

Sunday 2nd April

  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist
  • 11.30am Mattins
  • 6.00pm Evensong

Monday 3rd April

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Tuesday 4th April

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

More

The regular daily pattern of Mattins, Holy Communion and Choral Evensong is at the centre of Cathedral life. The great seasonal celebrations of Christmas and Easter mark the most significant dates in our Christian calendar; many other services take place throughout the year, including special community and seasonal services such as Harvest Festival.

Listed below are the normal service times; on special occasions the times may vary – please see the full service schedule for a list of all services and music details.

Regular Service Times

Sundays

  • 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP said)
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist (Common Worship or BCP on 1st Sunday of the month)
  • 11.30am Choral Mattins (except for 2nd Sunday of the month)
  • 6.00pm Choral Evensong

Weekdays

  • 8.10am Mattins
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Choral Evensong (except Wednesdays when it is said)

Saturdays

  • 8.40am Mattins
  • 9.00am Holy Communion (Healing Eucharist on 1st Saturday of the month)
  • 5.00pm Evensong (said or sung by a visiting choir)

Events

In addition to the services, many events are held in the Cathedral, including concerts, graduation ceremonies and more.

If you are visiting the Cathedral, please check whether your visit coincides with an event or a service as access to the Cathedral may be restricted. You may wish to view the full list of access restrictions.

Sermons

Sunday 7th August

Sunday 31st July

Sunday 24th July