Cathedral Community Cycle of Prayer

Lord,hear our prayer.

Prayer intentions for the Offices, Eucharist and Prayers during the Day

Day 1

Cathedral clergy team: Dianna Gwilliams (Dean), Stuart Beake, Andrew Bishop, Julie Gittoes (Residentiary Canons), Mavis Wilson (Assistant Archdeacon).

All people of other faiths and of goodwill in our communities.

Day 2

The Chapter of the Cathedral, the Dean and the Residentiary Canons, Ian Bowler, Ian Kenyon, Ruth Moore and Linda Sharpin. Members of the Community Roll of the Cathedral.

The media and the arts in our Diocese: BBC Radio Surrey, the Surrey Advertiser, Watts Gallery; Light Box Woking; Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, G-Live.

Day 3

The Operations Team: Matt O’Grady, (Director of Ops); Jim Blake, (Head of Property and Facilities).

Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger.

Day 4

The Cathedral Council: Peter Shaw (Chair).

The commercial and industrial life of Surrey and NE Hampshire; Chambers of Commerce and employee organisations.

Day 5

The Virgers’ Department: Paul Williamson (Dean’s Virger), Stephen Reeds (Canons’ Virger), Andrew Hudsmith, Jim Earwicker; volunteer virgers: John Austin, Richard King, Tim Stannard and Janet Stubbings. Sally Courtney (Laundress).

For all engaged in farming in the diocese and for those who serve rural communities.

Day 6

The Music Department: Katherine Dienes-Williams (Organist & Master of the Choristers), Richard Moore (Sub-Organist), Carolyn Howard-Jones (Liturgy and Music Administrator) Mathew Kelley (Organ Scholar) the Boy and Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks of the Cathedral. Chorister chaperones. 

All who are unemployed, especially young people not in education, employment or training.

Day 7

The Friends of the Cathedral, Mary Morris, (vice-chair) and Lisa Hathaway, (Secretary).

Those who live in the midst of famine or disaster.

Day 8

All contractors and craftsmen and craftswomen working at the Cathedral.

Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice.

Day 9

The Guild of Guides of the Cathedral: Janet Mathews (Chief Guide). The Guild of Stewards of the Cathedral: Trish Lambert (Head Steward).

All who work in the medical and healing professions: GP practices and hospitals, among them the Royal Surrey, Mount Alvernia, the Nuffield, Frimley Park, and Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.


The Enterprise Department: Caroline Simcox (Enterprise Director) and  Katrina Jenkins  (Enterprise Officer).

The social services.

Day 11          

The Music Development Foundation: David Watts (Chairman); Chorister sponsors.  The Guildford Cathedral Singers: John Bawden (Director).

Victims and perpetrators of crime; the Court Service; and Neighbourhood Watch in the communities of the Diocese.

Day 12          

The Cathedral Shop: Sharon Collier (Shop Manager), Jo Heaphy (Shop assistant), and the shop volunteers.

The work of aid agencies throughout the world.

Day 13          

The Cathedral Finance Committee: Ian Kenyon (Chair & Honorary Treasurer) and  Ryan Fowlds (Finance Manager).

Those living in poverty or under oppression.

Day 14          

The Cathedral Admin Hub: Emma Law (Dean's PA), Carolyn Howard-Jones (Liturgy and Music Administrator) and Gill Thorpe (Volunteer Co-ordinator).

The local community in which we are set: Guildford Borough Council and all who work in its amenities and services.

Day 15          

The Pastoral Assistants:  Jean Deeks, Pat de Sylva, Jeannette Ellison, Sarah Hawken, Gill Saville, Canon Mavis Wilson (co-ordinator).

Local government, community leaders: Peter Martin (Chair of Surrey County Council), Paul Spooner (Leader, Guildford Borough Council), and ward Councillors within our Diocese.

Day 16          

Cathedral Chaplains and those who seek spiritual solace here.

Members of Parliament in the diocese: Anne Milton (Guildford MP).

Day 17          

The Honorary Assistant Clergy: Neil Vigers and John Busby.

The Cathedral Reader, John Mitchell.

Those who work with the young.  Local schools, including Lanesborough (choir school).

Day 18          

The Cathedral Architect, John Bailey and all who maintain the fabric and the grounds. The Fabric Advisory Committee: Nicholas Sealy (Chair).

Those who work with the elderly.

Day 19          

The People's Cathedral Project Team: Helen Ellis (Project Manager) and Louise Kenyon (Outreach and Engagement Officer),.

Colleges and universities in the Diocese: The University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, and The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham; their students, staff and chaplains.

Day 20

The Cathedral’s work with schools. Charlotte Potter (Head of Schools and Family Learning), the volunteers and all involved with school visits and workshops.

HM The Queen, Mr Michael More-Molyneux (Lord Lieutenant of Surrey).

Day 21          

The Stewardship Steering Group: Ian Bowler (Chair).

The Cathedral Fundraising Committee: Julian Roberts (Chair)

Those who clean the streets, collect the rubbish and tend public spaces.

Day 22          

The Fundraising Department; Susan Barry (Head of Fundraising) and Nicola Pratt (Fundraising Officer).

The emergency services: Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service and South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Day 23          

The Cathedral Sunday School and Bunch of Believers (BoB): leaders, children and young people in the cathedral community.

The armed forces of this country and their chaplains: especially those based within the Diocese.

Day 24          

The Flower Arrangers: Gill Thorpe (Rota Co-ordinator).

All whose lives are devastated by war and civil strife.

Day 25          

The Cathedral Archivists, Liz North and Janet Stubbings. 

The Curator of the Treasury, Roger Heath-Bullock.

The prisons within the Diocese: Coldingley, Downview, High Down and Send; prisoners, governors and prison officers, chaplains and prison visitors.

Day 26          

The Altar Servers of the Cathedral: Chris Nott (Head Server);

Ian Bowler (Deputy Head Server).

Refugees and the homeless; the work of the YMCA across the county.

Day 27          

The Cathedral Bellringers: Chris Rogers (Tower Captain); Richard Burton (Ringing Master).

Those whose time is spent caring for others.

Day 28          

The College of Canons in their parishes and daily work.

All travellers by land, sea and air.

Day 29

The Diocesan Library and all who use it.

For the earth and the protection of the environment.

Day 30          

The Cathedral Refectory: Staff and customers.

The University of Surrey: The Vice-Chancellor, staff and students; The Chaplaincy and Canon Andrew Bishop.

Day 31          

The Community on Stag Hill and our neighbours in Onslow Village and Park Barn.

All places of recreation and refreshment of body, mind and spirit.