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.


Donations to the Cathedral from visitors are welcomed as these help towards our maintenance and running costs (we receive no regular state funding). There is a small fee for group visits.

Visitor Opening Hours

Monday to Friday
08.10am to 6.15pm
8.40am to 5pm
08.00am to 7.30pm

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

  • 8.40am Morning Prayer
  • 9.00am Holy Communion
  • 9.30am Nave closed for event -
  • 2.00pm Tower Tour
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer

Tomorrow Sunday

  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist
  • 11.30am Mattins
  • 6.00pm Evensong



Today Saturday

  • 9.30am The Cathedral Nave will be closed to visitors unless attending the event (entry charge applies). The east end of the Cathedral will remain open to all (access via the North Door or St Ursula's Porch).

Tomorrow Sunday

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


Interactive Virtual Reality Tour of Guildford Cathedral