His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh

10 June 1921 — 9 April 2021

The Dean and the Chapter and the entire cathedral community extend our deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and her family following the death of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. We assure her of our prayers for her and her family in their time of grief and our prayers of thanksgiving for the long life of service Prince Philip gave to our nation and to the Commonwealth. May he rest in peace and rise in glory.

An online Book of Condolence has been set up at Guildford Cathedral for any members of the community who would like to add their name in thanksgiving for the life of Prince Philip and the lasting contribution he has made to the life of our nation and the Commonwealth.

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Cathedral-Parish Links

As the Mother Church of Guildford Diocese, the Cathedral greatly values its relationship with its parishes and deaneries. We run a Link Scheme whereby each parish and deanery is encouraged to appoint someone to keep in touch with the Cathedral. The Link Representative is the key person in developing and strengthening the relationship between the parishes and the Cathedral. Part of our commitment is to pray each and every day through the Diocesan Prayer Calendar.

We invite parishes to

  • worship with us, especially on the day we pray for them.
  • present the offertory at the Sunday Eucharist Service.
  • use the Cathedral for their own needs - bringing a Confirmation group or Sunday School or church group on a pilgrimage around the Cathedral.
  • invite the Cathedral to join their service - we welcome invitations to bring the Cathedral Choir to a Parish Church to sing Evensong or give a Recital.
  • become involved in the life of the Cathedral as a volunteer.

Every Link receives the Cathedral's bi-monthly diary by email giving them all the Cathedral news and information about events to publicise within the parish. In exchange, the Cathedral offers to publicise parish events.

For more information about the Link Scheme please contact Guildford Cathedral Reception.