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Angel Doors a target of mindless vandalism

The famous Angel Doors at the West Front of Guildford Cathedral were subject to a mindless attack of vandalism last night (Tuesday evening). The vandals have also smashed the windows of the Diocesan Education Centre and the front doors of the Cathedral Refectory. The Cathedral is still open to…

Added Wednesday 2nd December 2009

Highly Commended

At the Tourism South East Awards Ceremony, held at the Wentworth Club on Thursday 22 October 2009, Guildford Cathedral received a “Highly Commended Award for the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2009”. Well done to all Staff and Volunteers who have contributed to this well des…

Added Tuesday 27th October 2009

Guildford in Vogue!

'Flowers in Fashion' part of the preview evening of Guildford Cathedral's Flower Gala on Wednesday 30 September has been featured in Vogue. Read the article by clicking on the link. This wedding dress has been created from 1500 stems of gypsophila. The Champagne Preview Evening is an exclu…

Added Thursday 20th August 2009

Flower Gala 2009

Preparations are well underway for Guildford Cathedral's Flower Gala 'A Feast for the Soul' at the beginning of October this year. We are delighted that over 300 enthusiastic flower arrangers from 68 churches in the Diocese are involved. Follow the links for details of the Preview Evening and ge…

Added Thursday 9th April 2009

Announcement of new Sub Organist

From Canon Nicholas ThistlethwaiteSub Dean and Precentor ANNOUNCEMENT Appointment of Sub Organist - September 2009 We are delighted to announce the appointment of a successor to David Davies as Sub Organist of Guildford Cathedral. He is Paul Provost, who is currently Assistant Director of Chap…

Added Tuesday 31st March 2009

Tony Harvey Cathedral Choral Scholar Award

The first recipient of this award is Guildford Cathedral Choral Scholar Gareth Edmunds. We are extremely grateful to The Friends of Cathedral Music for granting the award, which arose from specific instructions in Tony Harvey's will. A presentation was made by Tim Rogerson, Treasurer of the Frien…

Added Friday 30th January 2009

A message from the Dean

We are delighted to say that we are back to normal - the Cathedral is open every day from 7.30am to the close of Evensong at 6.15pm and all advertised events and services are taking place. We look forward to seeing many of you at the rescheduled Advent Carol Service on Sunday 7 December at 6.30pm…

Added Tuesday 2nd December 2008


Last updated 1/12/08 at 13:00 A serious incident occurred outside Guildford Cathedral yesterday afternoon (Sunday 30 November) in which a man was shot by police. The Cathedral, the offices and the Refectory are currently closed. We can confirm that Cathedral personnel were not involved or hurt a…

Added Monday 1st December 2008

Organathon Report

Thank you to everyone who supported last weekend's fantastic organ marathon. Organists past and present played from 8pm on Friday, through the night to 8pm (or just after) on Saturday. We are delighted to announce that over £8000 has been raised for the Cathedral's Music Development Foundati…

Added Wednesday 1st October 2008

SingUp Funding

Guildford Cathedral in partnership with Lanesborough School is delighted to have been awarded funding from Sing Up, the National Singing Programme, to provide Chorister Outreach to local primary schools. The partnership, in conjunction with Surrey Arts, the local Music Service, aims to promote si…

Added Tuesday 16th September 2008