Map & History

The Diocese of Guildford was formed in 1927 from part of the ancient Diocese of Winchester. Its cathedral, dedicated to The Holy Spirit and built between 1936 and 1961, is one of only two British Anglican cathedrals to be built on a new site since the C16th Reformation - Liverpool is the other.

The Diocese, covering an area of about 500 sq miles, includes most of Surrey and North East Hants, and touches on West Sussex and Outer London, with a population of 900,000 people. There are over 200 stipendiary clergy, along with 163 parishes and 218 churches.

The Diocese is divided into two Archdeaconries - those of Surrey and Dorking. The formmer consists of the the Rural Deaneries of Aldershot, Cranleigh, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford and Surrey Heath. The Archdeaconry of Dorking comproses the Rural Deaneries  of Dorking, Emly, Epsom, Leatherhead, Runnymede and Woking.

The Diocese of Guildford shares boundaries with the Dioceses of London, Southwark, Chichester, Portsmouth, Winchester and Oxford.

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Join us in spreading what #Eastermeans

Share the Easter message on Twitter
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Walk of Witness and Wintershall

Churches of Guildford remember the death and resurrection of Christ
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Councillors and Church leaders go hungry to support campaign against hunger

Day of Fasting on Friday April 4
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Small but steady growth trend continues in 2012

National Church statistics for 2012 reveal small but steady growth in the Diocese of Guildford
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Season of Invitation training in May

Learn how to create a culture of invitation in your Church
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Twenty years of women ministry to be celebrated at Guildford Cathedral

Everyone welcome to a special service
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