We are currently seeking volunteers for all roles. 

Guildford Cathedral is a sacred space and a community of people who engage with God and the wider world for the common good.  

We do this by being a warm hearted community open to God, to all, to growth and to transformation.  Over 100,000 visitors come to the Cathedral each year and our Cathedral ‘community’ comprises thousands who feel close to the Cathedral because of historical connections, their families purchase of a brick in the 1950s, their membership of the worshipping congregations or staff and volunteers.

The Cathedral is led by the Dean with the Cathedral Chapter which is akin to a Board of Directors of charity trustees. The Chief Operating Officer leads the small lay staff.

Volunteer School Workshop Assistants

Guildford Cathedral welcome new volunteers from all kinds of backgrounds, age groups, all faiths or none.  We provide a friendly, supportive environment, in which volunteers are invited to contribute their skills and to grow in confidence and competence.

We are looking for people to help the Head of Family Engagement and Schools in our School Workshops.  You will be sharing learning opportunities, stories and treasures of the cathedral with children and young people through guided tours and activities.

All volunteers working with children are DBS checked, in line with safeguarding procedures. 

Commitment is flexible with a choice of regular or one-off sessions.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Julie Mitchell, Volunteer Co-Ordinator, on 01483 547 885 or email

Further details on this role can be found on the School Workshop Assistant link.


The Chapter wishes to appoint the following positions:

Lay Clerk Vacancies

Guildford Cathedral currently employs six lay clerks, translating to one of each voice part on either side of the choir. Since each lay clerk sings essentially as a soloist, this post is suitable for a more experienced singer who is used to working as the sole contributor to a voice part.

The town of Guildford offers opportunities for additional employment in a variety of roles, including music tuition (practical and theory), part-time teaching, and other part-time employment. The choir’s schedule allows for further singing opportunities, in particular on Saturdays, during the daytime, and during choir vacations.

We currently have vacancies for Lay Clerks in the position of Alto and Bass. Further details on this role can be found on the Lay Clerk Vacancies link.

Organ Scholar 2021-2022

Guildford Cathedral invites applications for the post of Organ Scholar. The appointment, if ratified following a three-month probationary period, will be for a period of nine months commencing on 1 September 2021 (i.e, ending 31 August 2022), and the successful candidate is likely to be either a recent graduate or a ‘gap year’ student.  He or she will already play to a good standard and will have experience of choir accompaniment.

Further details on this role can be found on the Organ Scholar link