News & Press

Cathedral Tots 2 October

Cathedral Tots:   Wednesday 2 October, 10am - 11am A short informal service for parents/carers and their little ones in the Nave.  Join us for music, craft activities, story time and free play; plus the opportunity to chat over refreshments. All parents/carers and their little o…

Added Wednesday 4th September 2019

Be a Chorister 2019 28 September 2019

Does your son or daughter love singing? This annual event, run by the music department of Guildford Cathedral under the direction of Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master of the Choristers, is an opportunity for boys and girls to experience the thrills of singing and being part of the Ca…

Added Friday 31st May 2019

New Cathedral Tower Tours

Guildford Cathedral will be welcoming visitors to explore its tunnel and its tower on Saturday 8 July as part of the Guildford Summer Festival at a special Open Day.   The Summer Celebration, to be opened by the Mayor, Councillor Nigel Manning, is a celebratory event to mark the progress…

Added Wednesday 5th July 2017

Guildford Cathedral Appeal raises £6.9m

4,000 supporters help Guildford Cathedral Appeal raises £6.9m The Guildford Cathedral Appeal, which set out to raise over £7m to save and transform this iconic building, has raised over £6.9m – that’s 96% of its original target. The Dean of Guildford, the Very Reve…

Added Friday 22nd April 2016

New Bishop of Dorking announced

The new Bishop of Dorking will be The Revd Canon Dr Jo Bailey Wells. Jo is currently Chaplain to the Archbishop of Canterbury. She is expected to begin her new role in August. Jo, 50, was ordained in 1995 in the first wave of female priests. Between 1995 and 2001 she served as Chaplain and t…

Added Friday 8th April 2016

Site works

There have been several large-scale projects at the Cathedral in recent months. This news item points readers to the project information pages of this website and will be updated on a regular basis. The People’s Cathedral Project The project description can be found on The People's Cathedr…

Added Friday 29th January 2016

Sunday Evensong change of time from 14 February

The Cathedral Chapter has been considering the pattern of Sunday worship and has agreed that from 14 February 2016 Evensong on Sundays will begin at 6pm instead of 6.30pm. As we settle into the new time of Evensong we will be grateful to receive responses to the change. This decision will be kept…

Added Thursday 7th January 2016

People's Cathedral Blog

The People’s Cathedral history revealed is a year-long interpretation project by Kate Pitt, Intepretation Officer. The Intepretation Officer's blog can be followed at peoplescathedral.wordpress.com. Recent subjects include: Nine Lessons, Advent Candles and Christmas trees Bumper t…

Added Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Charity Commission

Charities in connection with Guildford Cathedral The Commission proposes to make a Scheme (a legal document) for these charities. The Scheme will alter the objects of the charities and enable the disposal of part of the land belonging to them. A copy of the Scheme can be seen at apps.charitycommi…

Added Friday 23rd October 2015

Work starts to weatherproof Cathedral

Following the announcement in March of the award of £500,000 towards the external repairs of Guildford Cathedral, work has now officially commenced. A grant was awarded as part of the Government’s World War One Centenary Cathedrals' Repair Fund to reroof and repair the tower …

Added Thursday 10th September 2015