Events at Guildford Cathedral

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Please note that events are subject to change, especially those advertised more than a month in advance.

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Saturday 1st December 2018

Charles de foucauld, hermit, 1916

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Healing Eucharist
Lady Chapel
10.00am
Etsy Made Local - free admission

The Cathedral will remain open to visitors whilst the Fair is in progress, with the Lady Chapel available for quiet prayer (access via the North Door at the far end of the car park)
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 2nd December 2018

1st Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (Common Worship)
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent prose, 32, 38
Die Deutsche Liturgie - Felix Mendelssohn
Psalm 25. 1 - 9
Rorate caeli - William Byrd
Preacher: The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams
President: The Venerable Stuart Beake
Organ: Wachet auf (BWV 645) - Johann Sebastian Bach
11.30am
Mattins (mens' voices)
Quire & Nave
Responses: Rose
A song of Baruch - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Psalm 44
Ave Maria - Simon Biazeck
Organ: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 661) - Johann Sebastian Bach
6.00pm
Advent Carol Service
Nave Altar
Mattins Responsory - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Vigilate - James Long
Rorate coeli - William Byrd
I waited for the Lord - Felix Mendelssohn
Nowell sing we - John Byrt
Hymn to the Virgin - Benjamin Britten
The Annunciation - Jonathan Harvey
The Threshold of Night - Kathleen Raine

Doors open at 1730

Monday 3rd December 2018

Francis Xavier, missionary, 1552

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Men’s Voices)
Lady Chapel
Responses: Rose
Magnificat Sexti toni - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Nunc dimittis (Tone VI) - Plainsong
Remember, O thou man - Thomas Ravenscroft
Antiphon: Alma redemptoris mater (Tonus simplex) - plainsong

Tuesday 4th December 2018

John of Damascus, monk, teacher of the faith, c.749

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.00pm
Townswomen Guild Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: Lloyd
Short Evening service - Thomas Weelkes
Vigilate - William Byrd

Wednesday 5th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
6.00pm
University of Surrey Carol Service
Cathedral Nave

Thursday 6th December 2018

Nicholas, bishop, c.326.

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.00pm
A Service of Celebration for the life of Eric Charles Henry Swaffer and Izabela Roza Lechowicz

Cathedral closed to visitors between 13.30 and 15.30 - Lady Chapel open for quiet prayer
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Evening service Westminster - Humphrey Clucas

Friday 7th December 2018

Ambrose, bishop, teacher of the faith

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Queen Eleanor's School Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: Radcliffe
Evening service in G - Edward Bairstow
People look East - traditional, arranged Barry Ferguson
7.30pm
St Catherine's School Carol Service

Saturday 8th December 2018

Conception of the blessed virgin mary

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
7.00pm
The Lay Clerks Entertain for Christmas - it is with regret that this event has been cancelled

Sunday 9th December 2018

2nd Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Missa Rorate caeli (Hob.XXII:3) - Joseph Haydn
Benedictus in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Adam lay i-bounden - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Preacher: The Venerable Stuart Beake
2.30pm
Nativity family activity afternoon Crafting in the Nave
Tickets - Free of charge however donations of £2 are welcome
6.00pm
Evensong
Nave Altar
Responses: Lloyd
Evening service Sancti Ioannis Cantabrigiense - Herbert Howells
Psalm 75
This is the record of John - Grayston Ives
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Julie Gittoes
Organ: In Spiritu et Igni (Sinfonia in honore Sancti Ioannis Baptista - Naji Hakim

Monday 10th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Men’s Voices)
Quire & Nave
Responses: Harris
Evening service in G - Philip Moore
Laetatus sum - Heinrich Isaac
7.30pm
Guildford High School Carol Service
Cathedral Nave

Tuesday 11th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.30pm
Reeds School Carol Service
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave

Wednesday 12th December 2018

Ember day

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
Royal Grammar School Carol Service
Cathedral Nave

Thursday 13th December 2018

Lucy, martyr, 304

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
3.00pm
Lanesborough School Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave

Friday 14th December 2018

John of the cross, poet, teacher of the faith 1591

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave

Saturday 15th December 2018

Ember day

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 16th December 2018

3rd Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Nave Altar
Missa super Pilons l'orge - Orlando de Lassus
Psalm 146.4-end
The angel Gabriel - traditional, arranged Edgar Pettman
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Paul Smith
11.30am
Mattins (said, with hymns)
Lady Chapel
6.00pm
Evensong (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Quire & Nave
Responses: Ayleward
Evening service in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Psalm 50.1-6
All my heart this night rejoices - traditional, arranged John Barnard
Preacher: The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams

Monday 17th December 2018

O, Sapienta Eglantyne Jebb, social reformer, founder of Save the Children; 1928

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.30pm
Guildford County School Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Tuesday 18th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
12.00pm
Guildford Diocese Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Wednesday 19th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
Raise Your Voices (a Church Urban Fund concert) - it is with regret that this concert is postponed; the re-scheduled date will be confirmed soon.
Tickets - priced at £17.00 - no longer available from Guildford Cathedral Online Box Office

Thursday 20th December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
11.00am
Age UK Surrey Carol Service
Cathedral Nave
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: Tomkins
Evening service in A minor - Thomas Tertius Noble
Psalm 4
People look east - traditional, arranged Barry Ferguson
Antiphon: O Clavis David

Friday 21st December 2018

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: Ebdon
Evening service Sancti Ioannis Cantabrigiense - Philip Moore
Psalm 84
O oriens - Cecilia McDowall
Antiphon: O oriens

Saturday 22nd December 2018

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 23rd December 2018

4th Sunday of Advent

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (with the presentation of the Peace Light)
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent Prose,
Missa brevis - Lennox Berkeley
Magnificat in G - Herbert Sumsion
Hevene Queene - Kerry Andrew
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Julie Gittoes
Organ: Toccata, Fugue et Hymne sur l'Ave Maris Stella - Flor Peeters
11.30am
Mattins
Quire & Nave
Responses: Tomkins
Benedictus in E - Philip Moore
Psalm 144
A new song - James MacMillan
6.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Quire and Nave
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
Out of your sleep - Imogen Holst
Prayer - Judith Weir
Hevene Queene - Kerry Andrew
Now may we singen - Cecilia McDowall
Nowell and nowell - Imogen Holst
Illuminare - Judith Weir
Hodie Christus natus est - Cheryl Camm
Organ: The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad - Emma Lou Diemer

Doors open at 1730

Monday 24th December 2018

Christmas Eve

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Journey to Bethlehem (family service, with the Stag Hill Philharmonic Orchestra)
Cathedral Nave
Shepherd's Pipe Carol - John Rutter
11.00pm
The First Eucharist of Christmas
Nave Altar
Missa Sancti Nicolai (Hob.XXII:6) - Joseph Haydn
Psalm 96
God is with us - John Tavener
Jesu, as Thou art our Saviour - Benjamin Britten
Silent Night - traditional, arranged Katherine Dienes-Williams
Preacher: The Right Revd Andrew Watson
Organ: Dieu parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) - Olivier Messiaen

Tuesday 25th December 2018

Christmas day

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
10.00am
Cathedral Christmas Day Eucharist
Nave Altar
Missa brevis in C, 'Spatzenmesse' (K.220) - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Psalm 98
Now may we singen - Cecilia McDowall
I saw three ships - traditional, arranged Mack Wilberg
Preacher: The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams
Organ: Final (Symphonie No 1) - Louis Vierne
4.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Quire & Nave
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree - Elizabeth Poston
Out of your sleep - Imogen Holst
Prayer - Judith Weir
Hevene Queene - Kerry Andrew
Now may we singen - Cecilia McDowall
Nowell and nowell - Imogen Holst
Illuminare - Judith Weir
Hodie Christus natus est - Cheryl Camm
Organ: The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad - Emma Lou Diemer

Doors open at 1530

Wednesday 26th December 2018

Stephen, deacon, first martyr

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Thursday 27th December 2018

John, apostle and evangelist

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Friday 28th December 2018

The holy innocents

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Saturday 29th December 2018

Thomas becket, archbishop, martyr; 1170

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 30th December 2018

1st Sunday of Christmas

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by MuziekCentrum)
Nave Altar
Hymns: 65 (om *), 44, 54
Die Deutsche Liturgie - Joseph Haydn
Psalm 148.7-end
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Julie Gittoes
11.30am
Mattins (said, with hymns)
Lady Chapel
6.00pm
Evensong (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Nave Altar
Responses: Ayleward
Evening service in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Psalm 132
All my heart this night rejoices - traditional, arranged John Barnard

Monday 31st December 2018

John Wyclif, reformer, 1384

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
4.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel