Children and Young people

Cathedral Tots

Cathedral Tots, for pre-school children and their parents/carers, takes place on the first Wednesday of each month. Details of what is involved can be found here and the dates for this term are shown below. There is no need to book or reserve a place, simply turn up and we would be delighted to welcome you!

Wednesday 4 September 10-11am           Cathedral Tots

Wednesday 2 October 10-11am               Cathedral Tots

Wednesday 6 October 10-11am               Cathedral Tots

Wednesday 4 December 10-11am           Cathedral Tots


Sunday Services

SUNDAY school

In term time, Sunday School takes place in the Library (just past the organ loft stairs) during the Cathedral Eucharist. Children aged 4-11 are very welcome; please take them there before the service and they will be brought back in to the service in time for Communion.

Sunday School includes a gathering prayer, a Bible reading or story with an accessible activity designed to allow children to respond to the story. The activity may or may not include the children making something; it may be a reflective activity without the need for producing a piece of work. The Sunday School also includes an opportunity for children to think about what they would like to pray for and say those prayers to God as individuals, as well as praying collectively for the week ahead and help with understanding the message of the reading or story.

Please email Becki Hartley, Head of Family Engagement and Schools, for more information: 


We welcome everybody to all of our services, including children and young people with their families. On the first Sunday of each month, the 9.45am Eucharist Service is particularly suitable for children and young families. The dates for the autumn term are Sunday 6 October (Harvest), Sunday 3 November (All Souls) and Sunday 1 December (Advent Sunday). Children and young people will join in the start of the service with the congregation and be taken to Sunday School at a designated point within the service, returning to the service before Holy Communion.


There is a DIY crèche in the Exhibition Room opposite the Library - please feel free to drop in with your children during the service.


During the school holidays, children’s activities are set up within the Cathedral (usually in the Baptistry but please check with the Stewards) to give children an opportunity to approach and understand the readings through creative work. Parents / carers are expected to be with their children to support them whilst they are doing the activities. Having this set up within the Cathedral allows parents to still be a part of the service and listen to the readings, sermons, prayers and music to continue their worship whilst looking after their child.


Family Services

Guildford Cathedral has Family Services at special times of the year, encouraging the whole family to worship together and enjoy a different style of worship.

Tuesday 24 December 2019, 4.00-5.00pm: Journey to Bethlehem

Sunday 26 January 2020, 3.00-4.00pm: Christingle Service

Please see the Family Events page for more information about these services.