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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A precious part of the national heritage and a grade II* listed building, Guildford Cathedral is a costly building to run and maintain.

Open to all 365 days a year, it costs approximately £1.3m annually - with 50% purely on the maintenance of the building and grounds.  Maintaining this magnificent building is vital to our work - hosting so many daily services and great festivals, musical and cultural events, and learning and heritage activities.

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