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Visiting Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral has so much to offer the visitor. As well as an inspiring and peaceful building the Cathedral offers a whole range of attractions from guided tours to enjoying a cup of tea and a cake with friends.

The Cathedral extends a warm welcome to visitors of all ages all year round, from the start of morning services to the end of Evensong each day.

Closures and Restrictions

From time to time, the Cathedral, or areas of the Cathedral may be closed for private services, special events, filming, or maintenance. We try to minimise these periods as much as we can, especially when the Cathedral is open during the daytime.

Please check this page for any last-minute changes prior to your visit as some events may be arranged at short notice.

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June 2024

The Cathedral will be hosting Diocesan Schools Leavers Services

Monday 17 to Thursday 20 June from 10am-3pm.

The Lady Chapel is open for individual prayer.





Donations to the Cathedral from visitors are welcomed as these help towards our maintenance and running costs (we receive no regular state funding).

Your support is needed now, more than ever. Thank you to all our generous donors and benefactors. If you’d like to contribute to the future of the work here please donate on-line, or by using this QR code. UK taxpayers can increase the value of their gift by signing a Gift Aid Declaration. Details on our website.  During this difficult period we are especially dependent on the donations from our on-line worshippers. Thank you for your generosity.

There is a small fee for group visits.

Visitor Opening Hours

Monday  to Saturday
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday – 8.30am to 4.30pm, Tuesday 7.30am – 4.30pm, (whole Cathedral) ; 4.30pm to 5pm (Nave only); 5pm onwards (those attending services only); 
7.30am for the morning service at 7.45am.  Please note that during service times access will be restricted.(check the diary for up to date details)

Please note: On occasion the Cathedral may not be open to visitors. Please check for temporary closures.

We hope that you will come and explore the Cathedral and its story in person.  To help plan your visit, look at our opening hours (right), check for any temporary closures and see what’s on.

Please don't hesitate to contact us if you'd like further details.

If you are unable to visit in person, please have a look at our photo gallery to see the inside and the outside of the Cathedral.

What’s On

Today Saturday

  • 9.00am Morning Prayer
  • 9.30am Holy Communion

Tomorrow Sunday

  • 7.30am Morning Prayer
  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist
  • 11.30am Service for Celebration for Surrey Joint Services' Charities
  • 6.00pm Choral Evensong



Today Saturday

  • No closures or access restrictions during normal visitor opening hours.

Tomorrow Sunday

  • No closures or access restrictions during normal visitor opening hours.


Interactive Virtual Reality Tour of Guildford Cathedral