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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Previous Organists

Stephen Farr was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford from 1999 until 2007. He moved from Guildford to combine a freelance career with posts as Director of Music at St Paul's Knightsbridge and Music Consultant of Worcester College Oxford.

His predecessor, Andrew Millington, was Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford from 1983 until 1999 and is currently Director of Music at Exeter Cathedral.

His predecessor, Philip Moore, was the Organist and Master of the Choristers at Guildford from 1974 to 1983 before taking up the same position at York Minster from which he retired in 2008. He also has an established international reputation as a composer.

Barry Rose, who founded the choir in 1961 after a varied career as a freelance organist and parish musician, spent 13 years at Guildford. He subsequently held posts as Master of the Choir at St Paul's Cathedral, Director of Choirs at King's School Canterbury, and Master of Music at St Alban's Abbey before his retirement.