Worship at Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is open to all, 365 days a year (366 during a Leap Year), as a place of stillness, prayer, pilgrimage and daily choral worship.

The Cathedral is a busy Christian church: we celebrate over 1,000 services a year, sustaining vibrant and inclusive daily worship together with magnificent music from our choir. You are very welcome to join us and there is no admission charge.


Services This Week

Today Saturday

  • 8.40am Morning Prayer
  • 9.00am Holy Communion
  • 11.00am Regional Chrism Eucharist
  • 5.00pm Evening Prayer

Tomorrow Sunday

  • 8.00am Holy Communion
  • 10.30am The Liturgy of Palm Sunday

Monday 26th March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Tuesday 27th March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evensong

Wednesday 28th March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer

Thursday 29th March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 11.00am Diocesan Chrism Eucharist
  • 5.30pm Evening Prayer (said)
  • 7.00pm Eucharist of the Lord's Supper, Foot Washing and the Watch

Friday 30th March

  • 8.00am Morning Prayer
  • 10.00am Children's Good Friday Liturgy
  • 12.00pm The Addresses and Liturgy of Good Friday
  • 5.30pm Evensong


The regular daily pattern of Mattins, Holy Communion and Choral Evensong is at the centre of Cathedral life. The great seasonal celebrations of Christmas and Easter mark the most significant dates in our Christian calendar; many other services take place throughout the year, including special community and seasonal services such as Harvest Festival.

Listed below are the normal service times; on special occasions the times may vary – please see the full service schedule for a list of all services and music details.

Regular Service Times


  • 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP said)
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist (Common Worship or BCP on 1st Sunday of the month)
  • 11.30am Choral Mattins (except for 2nd Sunday of the month)
  • 6.00pm Choral Evensong


  • 8.10am Mattins
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Choral Evensong (except Wednesdays when it is said)


  • 8.40am Mattins
  • 9.00am Holy Communion (Healing Eucharist on 1st Saturday of the month)
  • 5.00pm Evensong (said or sung by a visiting choir)


In addition to the services, many events are held in the Cathedral, including concerts, graduation ceremonies and more.

If you are visiting the Cathedral, please check whether your visit coincides with an event or a service as access to the Cathedral may be restricted. You may wish to view the full list of access restrictions.


Thursday 23rd March

Sunday 7th August

Sunday 31st July