Children and Young people

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.

Sunday School is run by a team of volunteers who are all DBS checked and experienced at working with children. There are always two leaders at each Sunday School session.

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.

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

Please email Becki Hartley, Head of Family Engagement and Schools, for more information: sundayschool@guildford-cathedral.org 

Special Family services

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