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 Outreach

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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. 

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Guildford Cathedral is committed to providing new skills, experiences and inspiration to local school children through our musical outreach, Surrey Get Vocal!

Children rehearsing with the Cathedral Choir for a music outreach event.

Surrey Get Vocal! musical outreach programme for Year 5 pupils

Guildford Cathedral is delighted to have been awarded funding from the Bishop's Council and the Derek Butler Trust to provide musical outreach to local primary schools through a scheme entitled ‘Surrey Get Vocal!’

Since September 2008, under the government's Sing Up! initiative, the Cathedral has worked in many local schools with over 1000 children.

The scheme runs during an academic year and is available to schoolchildren in Year 5. It aims to teach an enjoyment of singing together with best use of the voice, opportunities for group singing and inspiration for composition of music to children. The year-long programme of musical outreach includes:

  • vocal animateur sessions leading to an 'in school' performance in term 1
  • an acoustic compositional challenge in Guildford Cathedral in term 2 linked to the National Curriculum science syllabus
  • full choral concert in Guildford Cathedral together with members of Guildford Cathedral Choir in term 3

Staff of the schools visited may also be offered a wrap-up session aimed at sustaining the achievements of the programme beyond its duration and at encouraging confidence to promote singing in the classroom.

For further information, please contact the Surrey Get Vocal! Administrator, Mrs Hayley Adams via email at: surreygetvocal@guildford-cathedral.org.

Children performing at a Sing Up event