Guildford Cathedral Appeal

The Guildford Cathedral Appeal is raising urgently needed funds for repairs and development to

  • safeguard the Cathedral for current and future generations
  • enhance the visitor experience by improving access, facilities and information
  • enable more people to learn about and get involved in the Cathedral and its story

The MAKE YOUR MARK fundraising campaign is part of, and raising funds for, the Appeal. Find out how you can make your mark to help save the Cathedral.

An inspiring and sacred space under threat

The Cathedral is now at serious risk of closure due to the deterioration of the acoustic plaster on the ceiling vaults, which contains asbestos.  Although there is no immediate danger to public health, the acoustic plaster needs to be removed in order to eliminate risk and safeguard the future use of the building.

In order to save this wonderful building and equip it to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, we need to raise £7m.

Unlike many of the UK's ancient cathedrals, Guildford does not possess significant financial endowment.  We are therefore undertaking a major Appeal. 

The Appeal

With so many MAKING THEIR MARK and the success of our £4.6m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Cathedral Appeal has raised more than £6.6m. This is a wonderful achievement. A final £500,000 is needed to complete the Appeal.

The Appeal will help us protect and transform the Cathedral, benefiting people of all ages - from across Surrey and beyond, now and in future generations.  Find out more about the Appeal project.

The Appeal is also the cornerstone for our future vision to finally take our place at the heart of Guildford, realising the original concept for the 'People's Cathedral.'

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The Guildford Cathedral Appeal is proud to have Surrey Life Magazine as our media partner:

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