His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 — 9 April 2021

The Dean and the Chapter and the entire cathedral community extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We assure her of our prayers for her and her family in their time of grief and our prayers of thanksgiving for the long life of service Prince Philip gave to our nation and to the Commonwealth. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

An online Book of Condolence has been set up at Guildford Cathedral for any members of the community who would like to add their name in thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip and the lasting contribution he has made to the life of our nation and the Commonwealth.

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Events at Guildford Cathedral

See also Art Exhibitions

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.

Sunday 25th April 2021

The Cathedral Eucharist
Nave Altar
The Cathedral is open for restricted use and times due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Join the Cathedral Clergy for the Cathedral Eucharist on The Fourth Sunday of Easter. This service will be sung by VOCE. We thank them for their contribution to our worship.

We are delighted to invite you to join us for this service either streamed or in person by booking through the box office here.

The Order of Service can be download from here shortly. This service will be streamed live on our YouTube Channel


The Great Fifty Days of Eastertide form a single festival period in which the tone of joy created at the Easter Vigil is sustained through the following seven weeks, and the Church celebrates the gloriously risen Christ.

Early Christians gave the name Pentecost to this whole fifty-day span of rejoicing. In those places where the custom of lighting the Easter Candle at the beginning of Easter is followed, the lit Candle stands prominently in church for all the Eastertide services. The Alleluia appears frequently in liturgical speech and song. Morning Prayer begins with the traditional collection of texts known as the Easter Anthems and the gold and white vestments along with the decoration of churches and fresh flowers after the austerity of Lent emphasize the joy and brightness of the season.

On the fortieth day there has, from the late fourth century, been a particular celebration of Christ’s ascension. He commissions his disciples to continue his work, he promises the gift of the Holy Spirit, and then he is no longer among them in the flesh. The ascension is therefore closely connected with the theme of mission. The arrival of the promised gift of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost completes and crowns the Easter Festival.


Your support is needed now, more than ever. Like all charities we have been badly affected by Covid-19. We need to increase our income by £20,000 per month through 2021 in order to continue our work and protect the jobs of all who work here. If you can increase your regular giving, make a one-off donation or set up a new regular donation please get in touch. Thank you for your generosity.

More information is available here https://www.guildford-cathedral.org/support/donate

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