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Come Join Us this February

February at Guildford Cathedral

As we move into the start of Lent, there is something for everyone to look forward to at Guildford Cathedral.


For the Children

Our monthly Cathedral Tots, Wednesday 1 February from 10am.  Aimed at preschoolers, this monthly event in our Cathedral includes a bible story, craft, song, prayer, and refreshments.

Each month there is a particular theme, with a story, craft, prayer, plus refreshments.  This month we will focus on: ‘For God so loved the world that… He gave us His love’ and will be making Valentine’s Day cards as we think about God’s love in our informal service. No booking is required; all children must be accompanied.  Cathedral Tots is free to attend, and parking is also free.  Our Seasons café is close by for a delicious lunch or snack.


SOLD OUT  Family Fun Day, Wednesday 15 February 10am and 11am.  Open to all Primary School aged children, come and enjoy exploring our beautiful building and taking part in a variety of craft activities based around the theme of Spring. The Family Fun Day is free to attend but booking is essential. SOLD OUT


For the Shopper

February sees the Cathedral holding two shopping events.

Saturday 18 February from 9.30am – 4.30pm is the Preloved Vintage Kilo shopping experience an opportunity to come and browse the UK’s biggest vintage kilo supplier. Bringing sustainable fashion and affordable vintage to Guildford!  With over 10,000 unique items with prices from just £1. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit: purchase tickets from £1.50.


Saturday, 25 February is a Craft + Flea 10am-4pm

Craft & Flea is a new spin on the makers market, bringing together talented, independent makers, designers, producers and collectors, each handpicked for their quality, on trend products. For further information and to purchase tickets please visit: purchase tickets from £3.


For the Music Lover

Join us for our ever-popular Coffee Concert, Thursday 16 February, this month we welcome back the ‘Rhythm of Life Community Choir.’  Coffee is served from 10.30am and the concert starts at 11.15am through to 12 noon. This concert is free to attend and no booking is required.


For the Art Lover

Art Exhibitions 21 February – 10 April

‘Through Passion: Stations of the Cross’ | Iain McKillop

We are incredibly pleased to welcome back British painter and art-historian Iain McKillop to Guildford Cathedral with his new exhibition of 25 paintings entitled ’ for the period of Lent.

Using the tradition of the Stations of the Cross, this exhibition invites us to travel with Jesus on his journey to his death and resurrection, and to pause at each image for reflection, prayer and contemplation. However, it is not, however, intended to be primarily a sad journey; although Jesus’ death was tragic, he knew that through his self-sacrifice he could achieve forgiveness, healing, cleansing, freedom, renewal, and peace for humanity by reuniting us with God.

The paintings are displayed in an anti-clockwise direction follow a common tradition in many churches as a way of showing penitence i.e., a formal expression of regret.

Iain has exhibited works in many cathedrals and churches throughout the UK including Guildford Cathedral in 2022. He has also trained in theology and is an ordained Anglican minister.


All our welcome to join us for our Services of Worship this February:

Thursday 2 February - 7pm - Feast of Candlemas Eucharist Service

Choral Eucharist for the Feast of Candlemas marking the end of the Christmas/Epiphanytide season sung by the Cathedral Choir ending with the singing of the Nunc Dimittis.


Saturday 4 February - 5pm - 20th Anniversary of Girls’ Choir Evensong

A service of Choral Evensong sung by past and present members of the girl choristers of Guildford Cathedral Choir in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the foundation of girl choristers.


Sunday 5 February – 6pm - Choral Evensong Sung with Croydon Minster Choristers

A welcome return visit by the girl choristers and adults of Croydon Minster Choir to sing with Guildford Cathedral Choir – also welcoming back Canon Dr. Andrew Bishop.


Saturday 11 February – 5pm - Choral Evensong Sung by RSCM Voices South

One of the Royal School of Church Music’s flagship choirs, Voices South, comes to sing Evensong in the Quire.


Sunday 12 February – 6pm - Choral Evensong Sung by Surrey Voices

Surrey Voices return to Guildford Cathedral to sing Evensong on the second Sunday before Lent.


Wednesday 22 February – 7pm - Ash Wednesday Eucharist with Imposition of Ashes

A powerful start to the season of Lent with the imposition of ashes reminding us that ‘we are dust and unto dust shall we return.’


Food and Shopping

If you are attending any of our services, events or just driving past, Seasons Café by the Cathedral, serve the most delicious lunches and refreshments and the Cathedral Gift Shop also sells the most wonderful items, ideal for gifts and cards.

Free 2-hour on-site parking is also available.

With a variety of events taking place, we very much look forward to welcoming you.  Please do check the cathedral diary before you visit.

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