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),

Julie Gittoes, Paul Smith (Residentiary Canons), Mavis Wilson (Priest Vicar)

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

Day 2      

The Operations team: Matt O’Grady, (Director of Operations),

Jim Blake, (Head of Property and Facilities) and Maurice Rubin (Maintenance Volunteer)

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

Day 3      

The Virgers’ Department: Paul Williamson (Dean’s Virger), Stephen Reeds (Canons’ Virger), Andrew Hudsmith, Jim Earwicker; volunteer virgers:

John Austin, Richard King, Tim Stannard and Janet Stubbings.

Sally Courtney (Laundress).

The media and the arts in our Diocese: BBC Radio Surrey, the Surrey Advertiser, Watts Gallery; Light Box Woking; Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, G-Live.

Day 4      

The Music Department: Katherine Dienes-Williams (Organist & Master of the Choristers), Richard Moore (Sub-Organist), Matthew Kelley (Organ Scholar),

the Boy and Girl Choristers and Lay Clerks. Chorister chaperones. 

The commercial and industrial life of Surrey and NE Hampshire;

Chambers of Commerce and employee organisations.

Day 5      

The Pastoral Assistants: Jean Deeks, Pat de Sylva, Jeannette Ellison,

Sarah Hawken, Gill Saville, Canon Mavis Wilson (co-ordinator).  

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: Trish Lambert (Head Steward).

All who are unemployed, especially young people not in education,

employment or training.

Day 7      

The Friends of Guildford Cathedral, Mary Morris, (Vice-chair) and

Lisa Hatherall, (Secretary).

Those who live in the midst of famine or disaster.

Day 8      

The Events outreach work of the Cathedral: Katrina Jenkins (Acting Head of Enterprise).  The Enterprise Board: Jenny Tomley (Chair)

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, and Epsom & St Helier Hospitals.


The Cathedral Shop: Sharon Collier (Shop Manager), Jo Heaphy (Shop assistant), and the shop volunteers.

The work of the Social Services in our Diocese.

Day 11    

The Cathedral Finance Committee: Andrew Pianca (Chair & Honorary Treasurer);

Malcolm Twigger-Ross (Chief Financial Officer); Ryan Fowldes (Finance Manager)

The commercial and industrial life of Surrey and NE Hampshire;

Chambers of Commerce and employee organisations.

Day 12    

Cathedral Office Control Centre: Emma Law (Dean’s PA and Office Manager), Carolyn Howard-Jones (Liturgy and Music Administrator), Gill Thorpe (Volunteer Coordinator), Rebecca Ceato (Admin Assistant)

Victims of abuse and violence, intolerance and prejudice.

Day 13    

The Chapter of the Cathedral: the Dean and Residentiary Canons, Ian Bowler, Andrew Pianca, Roddy Porter and Linda Sharpin.

Those living in poverty or under oppression.

Day 14    

The Music Development Foundation: David Watts (Chairman);

Chorister sponsors.  The Guildford Cathedral Singers: John Bawden (Director).

The local community in which we are set: Guildford Borough Council and

all who work in its amenities and services.

Day 15    

The Honorary Assistant Clergy: Neil Vigers.

Local government, community leaders: Peter Martin (Chair of Surrey County Council), Paul Spooner (Leader, Guildford Borough Council), and

Ward Councillors within our Diocese. Members of Parliament in the diocese and for Anne Milton (Guildford MP).

Day 16    

The Diocesan Library and all who use it.

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: Nicholas Sealy (Chair).

Those who work with the young.  Local schools, including Lanesborough (choir school).

Day 18    

The Visitor Experience work of the Cathedral.

Those who work with the elderly.

Day 19    

The Cathedral’s work with schools.  Louise Kenyon (Acting Head of Schools and Family Learning), Charlotte Potter (on maternity leave), the volunteers and all involved with school visits and workshops.

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 20

The Stewardship Steering Group: Ian Bowler (Chair);

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

Day 21    

The Fundraising Department: Susan Barry (Head of Fundraising);

The Cathedral Fundraising Committee:  Julian Roberts (Chair)

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

Day 22    

The Cathedral Sunday School and Youth Group: leaders, children and young people in the cathedral community.

The emergency services: Surrey Police, Surrey Fire and Rescue Service,

South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Day 23    

The Altar Servers of the Cathedral and Richard North (Head Server) and

Donald Thompson (Deputy Head Server).

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

Day 24    

The Cathedral Archivists, Liz North and Janet Stubbings. 

The Curator of the Treasury, Roger Heath-Bullock.

All whose lives are devastated by war and civil strife.

Day 25    

The Visitors’ Chaplains and those 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).

Refugees and the homeless; the work of the YMCA across the county.

Day 27    

The College of Canons in their parishes and daily work.

Those whose time is spent caring for others.

Day 28    

Members of the Community Roll of the Cathedral.  

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 Flower Arrangers: Gill Thorpe (Rota Co-ordinator).

The University of Surrey: The Vice-Chancellor, staff and students;

The Chaplaincy Team.

Day 31    

The Community on Stag Hill and our neighbours in Onslow Village and

Park Barn.

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