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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Music at Guildford Cathedral

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Those unable to attend the Cathedral can watch some services via the Cathedral FaceBook page and also via our YouTube Channel. Links to these and other resources are available on our Home Worship page. If you would like to be added to the prayer list contact deanspa@guildford-cathedral.org Please be assured of our prayers at this time.  

All are welcome. Find out about our services.


Music is and always has been at the heart of Guildford Cathedral, inspiring worshippers and visitors alike. Through the Cathedral’s choir and organists, we sustain the great English tradition of daily choral worship. We also host regular musical events and concerts. as well as providing new skills and experiences to local school children through musical workshops and outreach activities.

The story of the foundation of the Cathedral choir - one of a very few ensembles of its type to be founded in the 20th century - is as remarkable as the story of the Cathedral.

Since its inception in 1961 under Barry Rose, and under its successive directors Philip Moore, Andrew Millington and Stephen Farr, it has won an international reputation for its singing. Katherine Dienes-Williams took over the reins and became the first female Organist and Master of the Choristers in an English Anglican Cathedral in January 2008.

The basis of the choir's work is the regular singing of cathedral services, but there are other exciting activities, which include recording, broadcasting and touring, as well as frequent concert appearances in the cathedral and elsewhere. In recent years the choir has toured in France, Bruges and the East Coast of the USA.

All Cathedral services are of course free and open to the public; do visit the Cathedral soon to hear the choir sing.

Details of current vacancies can be found here.

Our music programme is supported by a wide range of generous individuals and Trusts. We are grateful to them all, including Hymns Ancient and Modern who are supporting us with the purchase of new music, music storage and theory books, vital for the education and musical excellence of our choristers.