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From the celebration of Pentecost 2021 to Pentecost 2022, Guildford Cathedral will be celebrating it’s 60th anniversary year. This significant milestone comes at a time when the country will hopefully be emerging from the restrictions put in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

In order to combine a birthday celebration with reuniting our community and people across the Diocese, the Cathedral are holding a Rainbow Project to decorate the inside of the Cathedral building with rainbow colours, using the idea of a rainbow as God’s promise of hope, and combining with the use of the rainbow as the symbol of the NHS during the pandemic as well as its use as a symbol of diversity and inclusion.

Schools from across the Diocese have created artwork in colours of the rainbow, each linking with a theme of their weekly Collective Worship, celebrated in their school bubbles through the summer term. The artwork will be displayed on the Cathedral Pillars throughout the summer holidays, from Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September 2021.

Entry to the Cathedral is free and visitors can attend at any time during the opening hours of 10.30am until 3.30pm, with no need to pre-book. Do join us to celebrate our special birthday and see the wonderful artwork contributed by local school children. Any queries can be directed to Becki Hartley, Head of Family Engagement and Schools at