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Diocesan Resource Centre

The Diocesan Resource Centre has been re-housed over two venues, with the books going to All Saints, Onslow Village and the non-book resources coming to the Cathedral.


The Cathedral houses a large variety of non-book resources, available for parishes and schools to borrow to support their work with children, young people, families, and any person with additional needs, for worship and teaching about the Christian Faith, including Collective Worship in schools.

The full list of resources is available online click here for Catalogue or a hard copy is available at the Guides Welcome Desk immediately as you enter the Cathedral through the West Doors.

You do not need to be a member to borrow any non-book resources. However, you will need to check that the item is available and make a reservation on it for the duration of the time you will need it. To check availability and reserve an item, you will need to submit a reservation form. This can be done using the submission form on this page, or by downloading the reservation form and email it to at least one week in advance. Please note that this email address is manned by a volunteer so you may not receive a same-day reply.

In order to adhere to Covid-19 safety regulations, there are parameters we have to work within in order to make items available safely. Please see below for more information.

Requesting and reserving items

Once your form has been submitted, you will be contacted by email to arrange your loan. Whilst we are working within Covid-19 restrictions, please note that requests must be received by 9.00am on a Thursday morning if collection is required on the following Tuesday, in order to enable resources to be appropriately quarantined before collection.

Collecting an item

Reserved items can be collected from the Cathedral Office between 9.30 and 11.30am on Tuesdays only.

Returning an item

Items should be returned to the Cathedral Office between 9.30 and 11.30am on Thursdays only.

All returned items will be cleaned and quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the Resources Room, which means that 72 hours is required before another loan agreement can be made on an item.


The Resources Centre will be closed between Friday 9 July and Monday 26 July 2021 – no items will be able to be collected or returned during this time.



Items may be renewed via email but please be aware that it will not always be possible to extend loans as other requests for reservations may occur during your loan time. There are exceptions to the reservation rule at busy periods, for example Christmas and Easter, when resources that are regularly requested will only be available for a period of one week. You will be notified by email if this is the case with the item you are requesting.

Overdue resources will be charged at £3 per item per week. This will be invoiced to your school/parish as appropriate.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to borrow or take items from the Resources Room without a reservation.

Theological Library

The Theological Library is a separate collection of resources based in the Cathedral. The theological collection is particularly strong in Biblical commentaries, Christian ethics and church history, the stock being mostly modern, but with standard works from all periods.


Membership applications can still be made to access the Theological Library via the Diocese of Guildford website.

On-line Catalogue

The online catalogue is in the process of being updated to show the location of resources. Currently nothing can be borrowed whilst this process is undertaken.

All titles from both collections are listed in the online catalogue which can be accessed here:

Online Catalogue :

Please check the location field to identify where the book is housed. 

Opening Hours

The Theological Library is normally open during Cathedral opening hours, but please check the When to Visit page of the website for details of possible changes to this.