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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Visiting Guildford Cathedral

Individual prayer … read more 

Morning Prayer and Sunday Services … read more

Those unable to attend the Cathedral can watch some services via the Cathedral FaceBook page and also via our YouTube Channel. Links to these and other resources are available on our Home Worship page. If you would like to be added to the prayer list contact deanspa@guildford-cathedral.org Please be assured of our prayers at this time. 

All are welcome. Find out about our services.


We are sorry to be closed

With heavy hearts we have taken the difficult decision to close the cathedral building to visitors and members of the congregations. The rate of Covid-19 infection in Surrey is alarmingly high. We have been told by our Government and by Public Health England that we should all stay home except for essential journeys. We believe that in remaining open to visitors and members of the congregation we may, inadvertently, be communicating an ‘invitation’ to leave home. The Cathedral clergy, musicians and virgers will be in the building working in Covid-secure ways within strict risk assessments. Morning Prayer and Holy Communion take place Tuesday to Friday and are broadcast live. At 9.45am on Sundays we will broadcast our Cathedral Eucharist. You can download an Order of Service and join us from your sofa or armchair. We hope to be able to broadcast Choral Evensong twice a week. Please check back for up to date information. Links to the live stream for services can be found from the diary entry for that particular day or if you are watching later via the Home Worship page.

We are all disappointed that we have had to take this decision, and with the support of Chapter, we believe that this is the right thing to do in the current circumstances.


When the lockdown is over … 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).

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

Tuesday to Saturday
10.30am to 3.30pm
1.30pm to 3.30pm

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 Sunday

  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist
  • 1.30pm Open for Individual Prayer
  • 6.00pm Evensong

Tomorrow Monday

  • No services or events.



Today Sunday

  • 9.45am The Cathedral is open for restricted use and times due to Coronavirus restrictions.
  • 1.30pm The Cathedral is open for restricted use and times due to Coronavirus restrictions.
  • 6.00pm The Cathedral is open for restricted use and times due to Coronavirus restrictions.

Tomorrow Monday

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


Interactive Virtual Reality Tour of Guildford Cathedral