Guildford Cathedral - a warm-hearted community open to God, open to all.

The Cathedral is usually open for visitors between 8am and 5.30pm every day. We are pleased to be able to offer tours for all the family, with special Childrens’ Tours available. 

Whether you are visiting us as a tourist attraction or for a service or event, the Cathedral Shop offers a delightful range of gifts and church goods, and Seasons café serves breakfast through to afternoon tea and snacks. Both are usually open seven days a week and the teams within look forward to welcoming you.

As we begin Advent we are delighted to welcome our local schools for their Carol Services. If you are planning a visit to the Cathedral, please do check the Cathedral Diary to ensure that there are no access restrictions when you plan to visit. 

Cathedral Crib and Nativity Display, 1 December – 8 January The Cathedral Crib has been designed by children in the Church Schools in our diocese. We are delighted to receive the wonderful characters created to help tell the story of the Nativity. Do bring your family and friends to admire this incredible display.

Some highlights of our own over the Advent season are our Christmas Cracker Concert on 14 December, the Age UK Surrey Carol Service on 19 December, the Cathedral Carol Service on 22 and our Christmas and Epiphany services from 24 December onwards. Please do click on the links to discover more about these events.

If you are looking for a special gift for family and friends this Christmas, why not purchase them tickets for Star of Wonder? Further details of this Illumination in the Cathedral can be found here – it’s going to be very popular and advance ticket purchases are encouraged. 

Our services are listed here and everyone is welcome to attend them. The current What's On is now available, with details of activities happening November – January.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Cathedral.

The Very Reverend Dianna Gwilliams


For further information on Advent, Christmas and Epiphany at the Cathedral click here

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