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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Types of School Visit

School Visit

We offer School Visits where schools can bring a class or year group to the Cathedral to learn about a specific topic. Topics previously covered have included Baptism, Symbols of the Christian Faith, Colours of the Church Year, Features of a Church / Cathedral, Worship, Christian Festivals (e.g. Advent, Epiphany, Lent, Easter and Holy Week, Pentecost, Harvest).

School Visits are tailored to the age group of children you will be bringing and generally involve an input on the specified subject as well as an activity to engage the children with their learning: this may be a craft, a drama activity, a group discussion or a written activity. A visit to the Cathedral can also include a tour of the Cathedral to learn generally about the building and the Christian faith.

Please complete a School Visit Booking Form if you would like to book a tailored visit for your pupils.

School Workshops

Throughout the year we run workshops specifically designed to engage children with Christian festivals: these traditionally take place at Advent (November/December), Lent (February), Easter (March/April) and Pentecost (May). Schools may book on to these workshops at any point during the year.

Please check the dates in the right-hand column for the School Workshop schedule for upcoming dates. If you would like to book your school on to a workshop, please complete and return a School Workshop Booking Form. The workshops do fill up quickly so please return the form as promptly as you can.

Unsupervised Visit

Some schools prefer to plan their own visit to the Cathedral. This is permitted, but normal entry charges still apply. The Schools’ Department are happy to advise and help you with your ‘Do-It-Yourself’ visit.

There may be times when it is possible for you to visit without using any of our resources or staff, but it is still necessary to book to avoid arriving at a time when the Cathedral is not available for visits (e.g. during services) or when the Cathedral is booked for other events. 



Schools Workshop dates

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Cathedral is not able to offer School Workshops at the current time.