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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 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

Sponsor a Pipe initiative launched

Guildford Cathedral launches Sponsor a Pipe initiative Thanks to the generosity of so many donors, Guildford Cathedral Appeal has less than £500,000 of its £7m target left to raise.  Today the Appeal has launched the next opportunity to be part of the People’s Cathedral: &…

Added Friday 1st May 2015

Financial Boost for Weather Battered Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is thrilled to announce its success in the final round of the Government's First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund which supports vital repairs to some of England’s most important historic buildings. A grant of £500,000 has been awarded to reroof and repai…

Added Thursday 26th March 2015

Cathedral Appeal launches its final push

Guildford Cathedral Appeal, which is raising £7m for urgent repairs and development, has reached more than 90% of its target, with a final £500,000 needed. Last night, 150 valued supporters gathered at the Appeal Benefactor Reception to celebrate this success, including the recent awa…

Added Friday 20th February 2015

Heritage Lottery Success

£4.6m Heritage Lottery Fund Success for the People's Cathedral   Guildford Cathedral is thrilled to announce the success of its second stage funding application to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), securing an award of £4.6m to contribute to the long term future of this iconic …

Added Tuesday 3rd February 2015