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Diary of Events

Throughout the month of March there will be many events held both at the Cathedral and also at other venues throughout Surrey. The theme of these events will all focus around the themes of anti-violence, anti-aggression, and also peace and reconciliation. Not all of these events are open to the public, but details are provided for the events. 

In addition to the exciting events detailed below we have school visits on various days throughout the month. Schools, if you would like to book into come to see the Knife Angel and would like access to our Schools Resources please contact Becki Hartley.

The Knife Angel is outside the Cathedral and you can come and spend some time with her at any time of the day or night. The Cathedral will be open it’s normal opening hours. If you are coming outside of Cathedral opening hours please remember that the weather up on Stag Hill can be harsh at times and dress according to the weather.

Unless otherwise stated all events are free of charge, however any donation you could make at the time of booking to help offset the costs of bringing the Knife Angel to Surrey would be appreciated.

Wednesday 1 March | Civic Launch Event

Thursday 2 March

Friday 3 March

Saturday 4 March

Sunday 5 March | Choral Evensong Celebrating Knife Angel

6pm Guildford Cathedral

Our usual Choral Evensong today celebrates the Knife Angel and the catalyst it is for tuning the tide on violent and aggressive behaviour, and celebrating the lives of those who have been lost through violent and thoughtless actions. Join the Cathedral Clergy, choir and congregation as this evensong ends outside at the Knife Angel. Bring your torch or mobile phone flash light and shine a light on the Knife Angel at the end of the service.


Monday 6 March

Tuesday 7 March

Wednesday 8 March | Drama Workshop – working with a script

4pm The Youth Hideaway, Eastgate Gardens, GU1 4AZ

further details from

Thursday 9 March |  Street Strong – Street Safe Training

10.15am Guildford Cathedral – open to school – booking essential via Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

1pm Guildford Cathedral – open to schools – booking essential via Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

6.30pm The Woking Sportsbox – booking essential via Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

Dean Coady, from will deliver his 'Street-strong, Street-safe' training. It is aimed at learners from 11 years and over and throughout the day we hope to reach over 600 children and young adults living in Surrey, who will in turn deliver his message to their peer group.

This training consists of an introduction to what County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation is and how it can affect young people. Using a series of highly interactive and realistic scenarios, Dean engages, educates and empower learners to make more informed decisions about responding to some very real threats, risk and vulnerabilities concerning Criminal Exploitation and share some effective physical safety drills to extract them from dangerous situations.

Thursday 9 March |  The Matrix Trust Dinner

7.30pm Seasons Cafe, Guildford Cathedral

booking essential – further details from Charity Dinner Night – 9th March 2023 – MATRIX (

Friday 10 March

Saturday 11 March

Sunday 12 March

Monday 13 March |  Guildford After Dark

2pm The Chapter House, Guildford Cathedral – booking essential tickets from Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

6pm The Keep Public House – booking essential tickets from Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

Have you always wondered what goes on in Guildford after dark?

A panel of four, will give you an insight into different aspects of the nightlife in Guildford:

  • The manager of Casino will talk about the clubbing scene in Guildford and give some insight into how they operate and what measures they take to keep people safe

  • Experience Guildford will talk about the Purple flag, night-time economy, Best Bar Non, disk system and town link radios

  • The police will give insights to CCTV, town link radios, patrol car sweep at turning out time to encourage dispersal, county lines awareness and knife crime.

  • Street Angels, what they do and how they make a difference.

Followed by Q &A 

Tuesday 14 March

Wednesday 15 March |  Drama Workshop – working with a script

4pm The Youth Hideaway, Eastgate Gardens, GU1 4AZ

further details from


Wednesday 15 March  | Fundraising Concert with the Rock Choir 

6.30pm Guildford Cathedral – booking recommended – tickets from Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

This fundraising concert will support the National Youth Anti-violence tour during March. Entry and refreshments are free, we ask you to pay what you wish.  More about the Knife Angel in Guildford

We’re delighted to be partnering with the award-winning Rock Choir and the support of Tom George, who has put together a wonderful programme of songs. Rock Choir leader, Tom George 

Thursday 16 March

Friday 17 March

Saturday 18 March

Sunday 19 March

Monday 20 March | Talk from Dr Neville Lawrence OBE 

4pm Christ’s College, Larch Avenue, Guildford, GU1 1JY

The National Monument Against Violence and Aggression (The Knife Angel) is in Surrey, at Guildford Cathedral for the month of March. As part of the programme to raise awareness of the devastating effects of violence and aggression we welcome Dr Neville Lawrence who is the proud father of Stephen Lawrence. In 1993 Stephen was brutally murdered during an unprovoked racist attack in southeast London. Dr Lawrence will be speaking about his work to address violence among young people and his work with the police, judiciary and statutory services in understanding the roots and causes of aggression. This session is suitable for young people of secondary school age and adults.

Tickets free of charge, available from Guildford Cathedral - Box Office (

Thanks to the Centre for Criminology, Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey, for their support arranging this talk.

Tuesday 21 March | Court of the Future – 6.15pm

VENUE ROOMS 42 AB 05 and 40a AB 05 School of Law Frank Whittle Building (AB), Level 5 University of Surrey Guildford, GU2 7XH

The Court of the Future at the University of Surrey Faculty of Law is a full-size state of the art Crown Court. The Resident Judge of Guildford Crown Court, HHJ Fraser MVO DL, will preside over the sentencing of four defendants in three fictional but realistic cases of violence involving the possession and use of knives, one punch manslaughter and domestic abuse. Law students will present the facts of the cases and also make pleas in mitigation on behalf of the defendants who will be sentenced in accordance with the official Sentencing Guidelines

Tickets free of charge but booking essential Knife Angel at the Court of the Future Tickets, Tue 21 Mar 2023 at 18:15 | Eventbrite

Wednesday 22 March | Drama Workshop – Devising and Improvisation

4pm The Youth Hideaway, Eastgate Gardens, GU1 4AZ

further details from

Thursday 23 March | The Installation of the High Sheriff of Surrey 2023 and the awarding of the Art Competition Prizes

5.30pm Guildford Cathedral

During Choral Evensong the current High Sheriff of Surrey, HH Christopher Critchlow, finishes his time in office and the new High Sheriff of Surrey for 2023 – 24, Mr Tim Wates, is installed. During the Reception after the service the winners of the Knife Angel Art Competition will have certificates awarded.

Friday 24 March

Saturday 25 March

Sunday 26 March

Monday 27 March

Tuesday 28 March

Wednesday 29 March | Drama Workshop – Devising and Improvisation

4pm The Youth Hideaway, Eastgate Gardens, GU1 4AZ

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Thursday 30 March | Farewell Event – Details to follow