Events at Guildford Cathedral

See also Art Exhibitions

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

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Sunday 1st December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
High Altar
Hymns: 87, 24, Christ be our Light, 32
Missa simplex - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Adam lay ybounden - Philip Ledger
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Paul Simith
President: The Dean
Organ: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (BWV 645) - Johann Sebastian Bach
11.30am
Choral Eucharist (Traditional Rite)
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent Prose, 26, 39, 607
Mass a 3 - Byrd
O quam suavis - Byrd
Preacher: The Dean
Organ: Fantasia in G minor - J S Bach
6.00pm
Advent Carol Service (Advent Procession)
Nave Altar
Hymns: 87, 29,37,34,32,27,36,31
Organ: Fugue (Phantasie uber den Choral "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme") Op 52. No.2 - Max Reger

The Cathedral Nave will be open from 5:30pm. The choir are rehearsing between 3.45pm and 5:30pm. All those arriving earlier than 5.30pm are encouraged to visit Seasons Cafe where hot drinks and snacks are available, alternatively you can wait in the Narthex or North Garth until the doors open.

Monday 2nd December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Men’s Voices)
Lady Chapel

Tuesday 3rd December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
11.00am
Mothers' Union Pilgrimage of Prayer
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave

Wednesday 4th December 2019

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

Thursday 5th December 2019

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

Friday 6th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Girls' Voices)
Quire & Nave
Responses: Woodside
Father Julius Evening Service - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Nicholai presulis - Anonymous
7.30pm
St Catherine's School Carol Service

Saturday 7th December 2019

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Healing Eucharist
Lady Chapel
10.00am
Etsy Fair
Tickets not required - free entry
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Sunday 8th December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent Prose, 34, 277
The Truro Eucharist - David Briggs
Psalm 72. 1-7
This is the truth from above - Ralph Vaughan Williams
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Mavis Wilson
President: The Venerable Stuart Beake
Organ: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (BWV 661) - Johann Sebastian Bach
6.00pm
Evensong
Nave Altar
Hymns: 15,26,396
Evening Service in G - Herbert Sumsion
Psalm 11
I sing of a maiden - Patrick Hadley
Preacher: The Dean
Organ: Fuga sopra il Magnificat (BWV 733) - Johann Sebastian Bach

Monday 9th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Men’s Voices)
Quire & Nave
Responses: Harris
Magnificat Quinti toni - Cristobal de Morales
Deus tu convertens - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
7.30pm
Guildford High School Carol Service

Tuesday 10th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.30pm
Reeds School Carol Service
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: William Byrd
Short Evening Service - Orlando Gibbons
Zion, at thy shining gates - Moravian traditional, arr. George Guest

Wednesday 11th December 2019

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

Thursday 12th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
3.00pm
Lanesborough School Carol Service
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: William Byrd
Evening Service in B minor - Herbert Howells
The Cherry Tree Carol - traditional, arranged by Stephen Cleobury

Friday 13th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
2.00pm
George Abbot School Carol Service
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Evening service Sancti Ioannis Cantabrigiense - Philip Moore
E'en so, Lord Jesus - Paul Manz

Saturday 14th December 2019

8.40am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
9.00am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.00pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
Christmas Crackers concert
Tickets £15, £5 (U18's) from Guildford Cathedral Box Office 01483 547870 or Guildford Cathedral Online Box Office

Sunday 15th December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by the Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent Prose, 591, 31
Missa Simile est regnum - Tomas Luis de Vittoria
Magnificat in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Dixit Maria - Hans Leo Hassler
Preacher: The Revd Canon Dr Paul Simith
President: The Dean
Organ: Toccata in B flat minor - Louis Vierne
11.30am
Mattins (said with hymns)
Lady Chapel
Hymns: 36, 37
Psalm 68. 1 - 19
Organ: Fugue in G minor BWV 542 - Johann Sebastian Bach
6.00pm
Evensong
Nave Altar
Responses: Smith
Hymns: 34, 30 (6ii), 38 (om.*)
Evening Service in C - Charles Villiers Stanford
Psalm 12
How beautiful upon the mountains - John Stainer
Preacher: The Reverend Canon Steve Summers
Organ: Toccata on Veni Emmanuel - Andrew Carter

Monday 16th December 2019

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

Tuesday 17th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
12.00pm
Guildford Diocese Carol Service
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
7.30pm
Farnborough Sixth Form College Carol Service

Wednesday 18th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel

Thursday 19th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
11.00am
Age UK Surrey Carol Service
Tickets Free Admission
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Responses: William Byrd
The Truro Evening service - Gabriel Jackson
Psalm 57
A New Song - James Macmillan

Friday 20th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong
Quire & Nave
Second Evening service - Thomas Tomkins
Psalm 4
O Key of David - Francis Pott

Saturday 21st December 2019

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

Sunday 22nd December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
Hymns: Advent Prose, 242, 362
Messe Solonelle - Jean Langlais
Psalms 80, 1-8
A tender shoot - Otto Goldschmidt
Preacher: The Venerable Stuart Beake
President: The Revd Canon Dr Paul Smith
Organ: Prelude in B minor (BWV 544) - Johann Sebastian Bach
11.30am
Mattins
Nave Altar
Hymns: 40, 27
A Song of Baruch - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Psalm 144
Domine praestolamur - William Byrd
Organ: Toccata, Fugue et Humne sur "Ave Maris Stella" - Flor Peeters
6.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Nave Altar
Hymns: 66, 56, 57, The First Nowell, 62, 53
Vigilate - James Long
Advent Calendar - Simon Beattie
Corpus Christi Carol - Benjamin Britten
Lo, how a rose e'er blooming - Jan Sandstrom
Ding dong merrily on high - arranged Mack Wilberg
The Shepherd's Carol - Bob Chilcott
The carol of the Magi - John Rutter
All this time - William Walton
In dulci jubilo (BWV 729)
Organ: Toccata - Joseph Jongen

Monday 23rd December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evensong (Men’s Voices)
Quire & Nave
Fauxbourdons Evening service - Katherine Dienes-Williams
Psalms 89, 1 - 37
Ave Maria - Franz Biebl

Tuesday 24th December 2019

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)
The Nave
Hymns: see order of service
Shepherd's Pipe Carol - John Rutter
Rocking - traditional, arranged David Hill
11.00pm
The First Eucharist of Christmas
Quire & Nave

Wednesday 25th December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (said)
Lady Chapel
10.00am
The Cathedral Christmas Day Eucharist
Cathedral Nave
4.00pm
A Service of Lessons and Carols
Cathedral Nave

Thursday 26th December 2019

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

Friday 27th December 2019

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

Saturday 28th December 2019

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

Sunday 29th December 2019

8.00am
Holy Communion (BCP)
Lady Chapel
9.45am
The Cathedral Eucharist (sung by the Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Nave Altar
11.30am
Mattins (sung by the Guildford Cathedral Singers)
Nave Altar
6.00pm
Evening Prayer (BCP) said with hymns
Lady Chapel

Monday 30th December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel

Tuesday 31st December 2019

8.00am
Morning Prayer (said)
Lady Chapel
8.30am
Holy Communion
Lady Chapel
5.30pm
Evening Prayer
Lady Chapel