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Talks by Julie Gittoes

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Education is a central aspect of the Cathedral’s mission.  We offer opportunities for learning, dialogue and engagement with issues of public debate.

At the Cathedral, people of all ages can learn about faith and discipleship. We run a Sunday School and are developing work with young people; there are occasional study groups and Lent Lectures.

The Cathedral is a theological and educational resource for the Diocese, supporting the work of clergy and parishes. The Cathedral works with the Diocese in planning and delivering an annual summer school.

Working with other institutions in and around Stag Hill, for example the University of Surrey, the Cathedral is committed to engaging with issues in the public sphere (including social responsibility, science, ethics, the arts and inter-faith dialogue).  There will be an annual series of talks alongside seminar based groups.

Transcripts of these talks are, where possible, included below.

For details of forthcoming talks, please see the Cathedral Diary and What's On 



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Praying the Psalms - Canon Dr Julie Gittoes

Praying the Psalms in Holy Week Praying the psalms during Lent has been a great blessing: we are a learning and praying community; we’ve been drawn into lives of others with great wit and wisdom; insight and challenge. There’s been quite a bit of laughter along the way; as well as a… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 17th March 2016

All my hope on God is founded

Our Lent Lectures at Guildford Cathedral have responded to the phrase 'Do not be afraid': hearing it perhaps as a challenge, an invitation, an imperative or word of assurance. We've been thinking about Catherine Clancy's exhibition on that theme (on display at the Cathedral this Lent). We have bee… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 26th March 2015

Handbells Festival 2014

Remembrance and Peace The headline in  this morning's Independent reads: The First World War does not grow old as other wars grow old. This weekend in London will have three rivers: of water, people and poppies. Millions of people will have travelled to the Tower of London to see the cerami… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Saturday 8th November 2014

Being Church - Entering the Easter Mystery

Lent Talks 2013 – 5 – Entering the Easter Mystery: life, death and the Kingdom of God This evening, we come to the end of our reflections on what it is to “be church”. We have considered our gifts, our unity and our common purpose, and the challenges and blessings within t… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 21st March 2013

Being Church - One Body, Many Parts

Lent Talks 2013 – 4 – One Body, Many Parts: gifts for the common good To be human is to be made in the image and likeness of God.  To be human is to be a recipient of God’s gifts and to live in relation to a God who gives freely, gratuitously, abundantly.  To be human… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 14th March 2013

Being Church - One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic

Lent Talks 2013 - 3 – One Holy Catholic and Apostolic – set apart for mission  (common life in relation to the world) We believe in... This evening we are thinking about what it means for the church to be one, holy, catholic and apostolic. It is a statement of belief (in the Nic… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 7th March 2013

Being Church - Worshipping and Learning

Lent Talks 2013 - 2 – Worshipping and Learning: called to love one another.  Relationships within the body of Christ fostered in teaching and worship Questions from week one: A           Corporate identity in worship B  &nb… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 28th February 2013

Being Church - Church as Community

Lent Talks 2013 - 1 - Church as Community: the people we are called to be.  Over the course of the next five sessions, we will explore what it means to be the church.  I’m not offering a blue print or an idealised model; but rather an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and… Read more

Talk by Julie Gittoes on Thursday 21st February 2013