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Cathedral Community Cycle of Prayer

Lord,hear our prayer.

Prayer intentions for the Offices, Eucharist and Prayers during the Day

Day 1      

Cathedral clergy: Dianna Gwilliams (Dean), Stuart Beake (Sub Dean),

Chris Hollingshurst (Residentiary Canon), Rachel Young (Residentiary Canon– from 18/09/22), Duncan Myers (Priest Vicar and Anglican Chaplain to the University of Surrey), Mavis Wilson (Priest Vicar), Gilly Myers (Priest Vicar).  

All people of other faiths and of goodwill in our communities.

Day 2      

The Operations team: Matt O’Grady (Chief Operating Officer), and Jim Blake (Head of Property and Facilities).

Those whose work is unfulfilling, stressful or fraught with danger.

Day 3      

The Virgers Team: Paul Williamson (Dean’s Virger), Steve Reeds (Canons’ Virger), Nicola Goff, Richard King, and Sally Courtney (Laundress).  

The media and the arts in our Diocese.

Day 4      

The Music Team: Katherine Dienes-Williams (Organist & Master of the Choristers), Asher Oliver (Sub-Organist), Marcus McDevitt (Organ Scholar), David Buckley (Lead Choir Chaperone), the Boy and Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks. The Guildford Cathedral Singers: John Bawden (Director), Chorister chaperones.

Our Mission Partners: Guildford Town Centre Chaplaincy, HomeStart Guildford, Seeds for Development.

Day 5      

Those who assist in the provision of Pastoral Care to the Cathedral Community. The Cathedral Safeguarding Leadership Group (Stuart Beake, Matt O’Grady and Mary Morris).

For all engaged in farming in the diocese and for those who serve rural communities.

Day 6      

The Guild of Guides of the Cathedral: Janet Mathews (Chief Guide).

The Guild of Stewards of the Cathedral (including the Senior Stewards).

Those who live in the midst of famine or disaster.

Day 7      

The Friends of Guildford Cathedral.

All who are unemployed, especially young people not in education, employment or training.

Day 8      

The Visitor Experience and Events work of the Cathedral: Louise Musgrove (Head of Visitor Experience and Events), Mary Beal (Visitor Experience and Outreach Officer), Tracey Pusey (Events Officer), The Enterprise Board.

The work of aid agencies throughout the world.

Day 9      

The Cathedral Council: Peter Shaw (Chair).

All who work in the medical and healing professions: GP practices and hospitals, among them the Royal Surrey, Mount Alvernia, the Nuffield, Frimley Park, St Peter’s, Chertsey and Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.


The Cathedral Shop: Sharon Collier (Shop Manager), Jane Jopson,  and the shop volunteers.

The work of the Social Services in our Diocese.

Day 11    

The Cathedral Finance Team: Andrew Pianca (Honorary Treasurer and Chair of Cathedral Finance and Risk Committee), Malcolm Twigger-Ross (Chief Financial Officer), Ryan Fowlds (Finance Manager)

The commercial and industrial life of Surrey and NE Hampshire. Chambers of Commerce and employee organisations.

Day 12    

Cathedral Office: Lisa Hatherall (Dean’s PA and Senior Administrator), Carolyn Howard-Jones (Liturgy and Music Administrator).

Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice.

Day 13    

The Chapter of the Cathedral: the Dean and Residentiary Canons, Ann Bourne, Berrie Norton, Andrew Pianca, Jo Pinson, Roddy Porter.

Those living in poverty or under oppression.

Day 14    

The Music Development Foundation: David Watts (Chair), Chorister sponsors. 

The local community in which we are set: Guildford Borough Council and all who work in its amenities and services, Experience Guildford (Business Investment District), local charitable organisations and networks.

Day 15    

The Diocesan Library and all who use it.

Local government, community leaders: Helyn Clack (Chair of Surrey County Council), Julia McShane(Leader, Guildford Borough Council), and Ward Councillors within our Diocese. Members of Parliament in the diocese and for Angela Richardson (Guildford MP).

Day 16    

The Cathedral’s work to support growing faith among children and families and the Cathedral’s work with schools:  Becki Hartley (Head of Family Engagement and Schools).

Victims and perpetrators of crime, the Court Service, and Neighbourhood Watch in the communities of the Diocese.

Day 17    

The Cathedral Architect, John Bailey and all who maintain the fabric and the grounds. The Fabric Advisory Committee: Paul Velluet (Chair).

Those who work with the young. Our local schools.

Day 18    

Those who work with the elderly, including Care Agencies and other carers.

Colleges and universities in the Diocese: The University of Surrey, Royal Holloway, University of Law and The University for the Creative Arts, Farnham; their students, staff and chaplains.

Day 19    

The Cathedral’s work to develop a sustainable residential development on Stag Hill.

The Cathedral’s immediate neighbours on Stag Hill and the surrounding roads.

Day 20

The Altar Servers of the Cathedral. For others who assist in public worship. For those who live stream Sunday services and special occasions.

HM The Queen, Mr Michael More-Molyneux (Lord Lieutenant of Surrey), Mr Tim Wates (High Sherriff).

Day 21    

The Development Department: Nicola Pratt (Head of Development), Karen Taylor (Fundraising Officer) and Claire Waters-Duke (Marketing Officer).

Those who clean our streets, collect our rubbish and tend public spaces.

Day 22    

The emergency services: Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Local providers of listening and counselling services.

Day 23    

The armed forces of this country and their chaplains: especially those based within the Diocese.

Local uniformed youth organisations (Scouting, Guiding and Cadets)

Day 24    

The Cathedral Archivist (Liz North). The Curator of the Treasury (Roger Heath-Bullock).

All whose lives are devastated by war and civil strife.  For refugees.

Day 25    

All who seek spiritual solace here.

The prisons within the Diocese: Coldingley, Downview, High Down and Send; prisoners, governors and prison officers, chaplains and prison visitors.

Day 26    

The Cathedral Bellringers: Chris Rogers (Tower Captain), Richard Burton (Ringing Master).

The work of Age UK Surrey.

Day 27    

The College of Canons in their parishes and daily work. For clergy well-being and healthy congregations across the Diocese.

For minority groups discriminated against across society.

Day 28    

Cathedral Volunteers, Julie Mitchell (Volunteer Coordinator).

All travellers by land, sea and air.

Day 29

Seasons Café and Restaurant: Carla Williams (General Manager), staff and customers.

For the earth and the protection of the environment.

Day 30    

The University of Surrey: The Vice-Chancellor, staff and students. The Chaplaincy Team, including Coordinating Chaplain Rabbi Alex Goldberg, Anglican Chaplain Duncan Myers

Day 31    

For the Church of England’s Manormead Supported Housing scheme at Hindhead (for retired clergy and spouses).

All places of recreation and refreshment of body, mind and spirit.