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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Sermons by Julie Gittoes

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Cathedral Eucharist - 10 February 2019

Preached at the Cathedral Eucharist by Canon Julie Gittoes on 10 February 2019 Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 10th February 2019

Choral Evensong - 27 January 2019

Preached at Choral Evensong by Canon Julie Gittoes on 27January 2019 Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 27th January 2019

Cathedral Eucharist - 13 January 2019

Preached at the Cathedral Eucharist by Canon Julie Gittoes Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 13th January 2019

Evensong - 24 July 2016

According to the Surrey Advertiser, Guildford has been invaded - by Pokémon. Stag Hill is fruitful territory for those collecting Zubats, Drowzees, Raticates, Spearows and even a Meowth. If this makes no sense, let me take a step back.  Pokémon Go is a mobile app - an updated… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 24th July 2016

Cathedral Eucharist - 10 July 2016

The kindness of strangers: Are good Samaritans the exception or norm? So ran a headline on the BBC news website only 10 days or so ago.  Uplifting stories of strangers intervening to offer practical help or even save a life catch our attention. Some of those momentary encounters cost very li… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 10th July 2016

Choral Mattins - 3 July 2016

O Saviour of the world, who by thy Cross and precious Blood hast redeemed us, Save us, save us and help us, we humbly beseech thee, O Lord. Strengthen ye the weak hands - William Henry Harris. On Friday, more than a thousand volunteer actors loitered in military uniform in stations and mingled w… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 3rd July 2016

Easter Day Evensong

Bright Eyes by Art Garfunkel is guaranteed to make me cry. My eyes begin to well up in the opening bars.  Is it a kind of dream? The words and melody of the refrain are really gut-wrenching: Bright eyes, burning like fire Bright eyes, how can you close and fail? How can the light that burn… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 27th March 2016

Mothering Sunday Cathedral Eucharist

"Once upon a time..." So begins 'Mothering Sunday', Graham Swift's recently published novella. It imitates the dynamics of a fairytale - a story of poverty and transformation: an infant abandoned on the steps of an orphanage; a life of service; the possibility of romance and tragedy. Jane Fairch… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 6th March 2016

Choral Evensong - 28 February 2016

There was a buzz of lively chat and purposeful activity around the craft tables.  Glue sticks were passed to and fro; biscuits were being iced; beaded prayer bracelets were carefully threaded; younger siblings murmured 'I want one'.  Family, children and volunteers were enjoying  o… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 28th February 2016

Choral Mattins - 21 February 2016

"Do you have a family?" It's perhaps one of the most obvious and seemingly innocuous questions we ask in the midst of our ordinary social interactions. "Do you have family?" It's a question that can be made more or less generous - even more or less intrusive - with the omission or inclusion of… Read more

Sermon by Julie Gittoes on Sunday 21st February 2016