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Celebrating a First

๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฎ ๐Ÿญ๐˜€๐˜   For the first time in the history of the Cathedral Organists’ Association, a woman has been elected to accept the post of President.   We are extremely proud that it is our very own Katherine Dienes-Williams, Organist and Master …

Added Wednesday 25th May 2022

CFCE Response by Guildford Cathedral and Vivid Homes

Guildford Cathedral and Vivid Housing Response to Written Response from Cathedral Fabric Commission for England dated 22 November 2021.   Information: John Bailey, Cathedral Architect John Busher, Guildford Borough Council Ian Fenn, JTP Architects Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of G…

Added Tuesday 1st March 2022

Guildford Illuminated | Illuminations

The Cathedral rounds off Diamond Jubilee Celebrations with Illuminations We will be staging a Guildford Illuminated event which runs from 8-12 February 2022.  Sound and light art is projected onto the internal architectural features of Guildford Cathedral transforming and enveloping the…

Added Wednesday 8th December 2021

Guildford Cathedral Chorister wins Young Chorister of the Year 2021

Guildford Cathedral is delighted to announce that a member of the Girl Choristers, Ruby has won the prestigious joint BBC Radio 2 and Songs of Praise Young Chorister of the Year 2021. The final, held in Salisbury Cathedral, was broadcast on BBC 1 at 12.30 pm on Sunday 5 December and on BBC Radi…

Added Wednesday 8th December 2021

Guildford Cathedral to be used in filming project

Whilst Guildford Cathedral is closed to the public because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Cathedral is being used as a location for some filming work taking place. Work on site continues until 8 February. For those who enjoy looking at the Cathedral from across Surrey there will be external ligh…

Added Friday 29th January 2021

Windrush Day 2020

Monday 22 June marks the third Windrush Day, the 72nd anniversary of the SS Empire Windrush arriving at Tilbury Docks in Essex carrying the first migrants from the Caribbean. Many of those were ex-servicemen who fought with the UK in the Second World War and had been invitied to a bomb-damaged Bri…

Added Monday 22nd June 2020

Community invited to shape plans

Community invited to shape plans for new homes and public space at Guildford Cathedral   Workshops: Saturday 30th November 2019   VIVID and Guildford Cathedral will be holding their first public workshop session on Saturday 30th November, to help shape the plans for proposed …

Added Friday 15th November 2019

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