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Worship at Guildford Cathedral

Individual prayer, Morning Prayer and Holy Communion

Guildford Cathedral is open for Individual Prayer. Further details of this can be found here.

On Tuesdays Morning Prayer is held at 8am and Holy Communion at 8.30am, on Wednesdays – Fridays these services are held at 9am and 9.30am. These services are usually streamed live and can be seen via our FaceBook page or can be caught up on at a later time via the Home Worship page for that day.

Sunday Services

We are delighted that the Cathedral Choir have returned to singing in the Cathedral. There is a 9.45am Cathedral Eucharist and a 6pm Choral Evensong on Sundays. 

Services have been carefully planned following Church of England and Government guidelines to ensure that any risk of infection is kept to a minimum.

Due to the current lockdown we cannot have a congregation with us at the service but they are broadcast live and can be seen on our FaceBook page or can be caught up on at a later time via the Home Worship page for that day.

How can I continue to support the Cathedral?

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.

 

What changes will I notice in the broadcast services?

Clergy will be in face coverings unless doing a reading, address or prayers. 

The Peace will not be shared.

What other measures are in place to protect and reassure me?

  • Regular cleaning of the Cathedral
  • Social distancing and chairs widely separated
  • A one-way system around the Cathedral’s nave
  • Hand sanitizer for staff and members of the public
  • Specially trained staff on duty
  • Additional signage
  • Limited number of people allowed in the building

What if I want to speak to one of the Clergy?

If you want to make contact with a member of clergy please email deanspa@guildford-cathedral.org or call on 07504 988 468 and you will be put in touch.

What do you do with the Test and Trace Details?

In order to support the NHS Test and Trace programme, we are taking contact details (name and telephone number) for all worshippers, as well as recording times entering and leaving the Cathedral.

In line with guidance issued by the Department for Health and Social Care, we will keep your details safely and in compliance with GDPR legislation for 21 days before securely disposing of or deleting them. We will only share your details with NHS Test and Trace, if asked, in the event that it is needed to help stop the spread of coronavirus. We will not use your details for any other purposes or pass them on to anyone else.

Our Clergy continue to worship daily in their own homes, 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. 

This page was reviewed on 10 November 2020

 

 

 

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.

 

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

Sundays

  • 8.00am Holy Communion (BCP said)
  • 9.45am The Cathedral Eucharist (Family Communion service on 1st Sunday of month)
  • 11.30am Choral Mattins (except for 1st (a choral Traditional Rite Eucharist instead) and 2nd Sunday of the month)
  • 6.00pm Choral Evensong

Weekdays

  • 8.00am Mattins
  • 8.30am Holy Communion
  • 5.30pm Choral Evensong (except Wednesdays when it is said)

Saturdays

  • 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)

Events

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.

Sermons

Sunday 9th August

Sunday 2nd August

Sunday 26th July

Sunday 19th July

Thursday 26th March