About Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is a sacred space and an open community of people who together engage with God and the wider world, for the common good. The Cathedral is a focus and resource for the whole community: a place of daily choral worship, a space for stillness and prayer, a place of pilgrimage and a venue for concerts, art and education. 

The Dean and Chapter, who are responsible for all aspects of the Cathedral’s life, have agreed the following strategic approach:

Core Purpose

A centre for worship and mission to support the ministry of the Bishop in faith and engagement


Dedicated to the Holy Spirit, fostering inclusivity in worship and hospitality, igniting conversations that are generous and transformative, building the common good.


Guildford Cathedral – a place of welcome, beauty, engagement and inspiration

Led by our Dean and Chapter, we are able to pursue this approach through our staff and almost 400 volunteers, and thanks to the people and organisations who entrust us with their financial support.