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Events at Guildford Cathedral

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All services and events are included in the diary, except Art Exhibitions (see link above). Please note that events are subject to change, especially those advertised more than a month in advance.

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Tuesday 7th December 2021

Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, Teacher of the Faith, 397

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today 10.30am - 2pm
2.30pm
Reeds School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Radcliffe
Short Evening Service - Thomas Weelkes
Prepare ye the way - Michael Wise

Wednesday 8th December 2021

The Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today 10.30am - 2pm
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Thursday 9th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today 10.30am - 2.30pm
3.00pm
RGS Prep School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Radcliffe
Short Evening Service - Orlando Gibbons
A tender shoot - Otto Goldschmidt

Friday 10th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today 10.30am - 1.30pm
2.00pm
George Abbot School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Moore
Short Evening Service - William Byrd
A Hymn of Saint Columba - Benjamin Britten

Saturday 11th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today

Sunday 12th December 2021

The Third Sunday of Advent

7.45am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.00am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Cathedral Nave
Hymns: 235, 32, 35
Communion Service in E - Josef Rheinberger
Psalm 146.4-end
The Road Home - Stephen Paulus
Preacher: The Revd Canon Chris Hollingshurst
President: The Venerable Stuart Beake
Organ: Prelude and Fugue in E minor (BWV 533) - Johann Sebastian Bach
1.30pm
Cathedral Open Today
6.00pm
Choral Evensong (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Barnard
Hymns: 27, 49, 31
Evening Service in A minor - Benjamin Rogers
Psalm 50.1-6
The angel Gabriel - traditional, arr. Edgar Pettmann
Preacher: The Revd Canon Gilly Myers
Organ: Prelude in E minor (WoO 13) - Felix Mendelssohn

Monday 13th December 2021

Lucy, Martyr at Syracuse, 304

Samuel Johnson, Moralist, 1784

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
Guildford High School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service

Tuesday 14th December 2021

John of the Cross, Poet, Teacher of the Faith, 1591

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
St Catherine's School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service

Wednesday 15th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Thursday 16th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today 10.30am - 2pm
2.30pm
Guildford County School Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Plainsong
Truro Evening service - Gabriel Jackson
Creator of the stars of light - Traditional, arranged by John Scott

Friday 17th December 2021

O Sapientia

Eglantyne Jebb, Social Reformer, Founder of Save The Children, 1928

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
11.00am
Age UK Surrey Carol Service

The Cathedral is closed to visitors for this service
12.30pm
Cathedral Open Today 12.30 - 3.30pm
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Ebdon
Third Evening service - Philip Moore
Drop down, ye heavens - Anna Semple

Saturday 18th December 2021

O Adonai

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.00pm
Choral Evensong (sung by the Cecilia Singers)
Quire
Responses: Sanders
Collegium Regale - Herbert Howells
There is no rose - Madeleine Sakakini

Sunday 19th December 2021

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

O Radix Jesse

7.45am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.00am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Cathedral Nave
Hymns: 243, 58, 49
Die Deutsche Liturgie - Felix Mendelssohn
Psalm Magnificat (Evening service in G) - Herbert Sumsion
There is no rose - John Joubert
Preacher: The Revd Duncan Myers
President: The Revd Canon Chris Hollingshurst
Organ: Toccata, Fugue and Hymn 'Ave Maris Stella' - Flor Peeters
1.30pm
Cathedral Open Today
6.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Nave
Veni, veni - Adrian Peacock
The Angel Gabriel - Philip Moore
A spotless rose - Herbert Howells
The holly and the ivy - arr. John Rutter
The Shepherds Sing - Bob Chilcott
Nativity Carol - John Rutter
Gaudete - arr. Michael Neaum and John Rutter
Organ: In dulci iubilo (BWV 729) - Johann Sebastian Bach
Organ: Improvisation sur Adeste Fideles - Pierre Cochereau

Monday 20th December 2021

O Clavis David

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Tallis
Fauxbourdons - Ludovico Viadana
Psalm 4
The promised light of life - Cheryl Frances-Hoad

Tuesday 21st December 2021

O Oriens

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Plainsong
Evening Service in F - George Dyson
Psalm 84
There is no rose - John Joubert

Wednesday 22nd December 2021

O Rex Gentium

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Thursday 23rd December 2021

O Emmanuel

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
5.30pm
Choral Evensong
Cathedral Nave
Responses: Plainsong
Fauxbourdons - Thomas Tallis
Psalm 89.1-37
A New Song - James Macmillan

Friday 24th December 2021

Christmas Eve

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Journey to Bethlehem
Cathedral Nave
Shepherd’s Pipe Carol - John Rutter
Rocking - arr. David Hill
11.00pm
The First Eucharist of Christmas
Nave Altar
Missa Sancti Nicolai - Josef Haydn
Psalm 96
God is with us - John Tavener
Dormi Iesu - John Rutter
Preacher: The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams
President: The Right Reverend Andrew Watson
Organ: Dieu parmi nous (La nativité du Seigneur) - Olivier Messiaen

Saturday 25th December 2021

Christmas Day

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.00am
The Eucharist of Christmas Day
Nave Altar
Hymns: 44, 63, 62, 53
Coronation Mass - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Psalm 97
I saw three ships - Arr. Mack Wilberg
Preacher: The Right Revd Andrew Watson
President: The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams
Organ: Toccata in D - Marcel Lanquetuit
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Nave

Sunday 26th December 2021

Stephen, Deacon, First Martyr

7.45am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.00am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Cathedral Nave
Hymns: CFC1., 55, 57
Communion Service in F - Herbert Sumsion
Psalm 119.161-168
Ding dong! merrily on high - Traditional, arranged by Charles Wood
Preacher: The Revd Duncan Myers
President: The Revd Duncan Myers
Organ: Prelude in B - Marcel Dupré

Monday 27th December 2021

John, Apostle and Evangelist

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Tuesday 28th December 2021

The Holy Innocents

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Wednesday 29th December 2021

Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr, 1170

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Thursday 30th December 2021

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Friday 31st December 2021

John Wyclif, Reformer, 1384

9.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.30am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.30am
Cathedral Open Today
4.00pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel