What's On in Guildford Diocese

(For details of what's on in Guildford Diocese, see below )



World War 1 Commenoration

Events and Resources

Events and Resources for Schools


Mindful LogoMindfulness

Free evening sessions - Open to everyone 
on Mondays 7-8pm 

at St Nicolas Church Hall, Bury Street, Guildford GU2 4AW

Find helpful exercises to help focus our attention and live in the present moment, letting go of worries and habits which no longer work for us, to boost our well-being.

Further details Leaflet 


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Summer School 2014 7-24 July

Peace by piece: Building a better world

In this centenary year of the Great War, Summer School will turn its spotlight on the complexity and jig-saw nature of 'what pieces contribute to peace' in our world.
This year the Summer School will offer a core week of daytime and evening sessions (14-19 July) and evenings only in the weeks either side, beginning 7 July and ending 24 July.

Enquiries to Jo Walker
Email: jo.walker@cofeguildford.org.uk

Caroline Lazenby
Email: caroline.lazenby@cofeguildford.org.uk

Message line for enquiries: 01483 790344


Booking form


More information


In Harmony

In Harmony Art Exhibition

celebrating the work of artists who have a disability or sensory impairment
valuing the contribution they make to society

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
2nd -25th September 2014

Meet the Artists Afternoon Reception
Friday 12th September from 4-5pm at the Cathedral
Free event, open to all, no RSVP needed

Dedicated Evensong
All are welcome to join a dedicated Evensong service
Friday 12th September 5.30pm at the Cathedral
Celebrating those with disabilities and sensory impairment.

Large screens and BSL interpreters will be present. Sensory Assistance Dogs are most welcome

For further information or assistance, contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 07531 268476
Email: tracey.wade@cofeguildford.org.uk


Godly Play

Godly Play Course

Taster Session
This offers an insight into children's spirituality and the background to Godly Play. A Taster Session of Godly Play is usually a workshop option at Creating Sparks, our annual training day in May for children's leaders.

Introductory One Day Courses
For those interested in or just starting Godly Play
Each 1 day course runs on a Saturday:
27th September 2014
9.30am - 4pm 
Covers: Telling stories the Godly Play way; Getting to grips with the structure of a session; Resources and long-term plans. The course includes lots of practical management.
Cost: £25 per person (or £20 if two or more from the same organisation/church attend)

These courses are led by Sue North-Coombes (Godly Play Regional Trainer)

Venue for the courses:
The Godly Play Classroom, Christ Church, Guildford Road, Ottershaw KT16 0QH

For full details and booking forms, contact Sue North-Coombes
Tel: 01932 872220
Email: sue@north-coombes.co.uk

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Diocesan Day on Prayer

Come, Taste and See

Saturday 27th September 2014 10am - 4pm
at Christ's College, Larch Avenue, Guildford GU1 1YJ

A wide variety of workshops, resources and experiences will be on offer

For more information, contact Revd Sarah Hutton, Diocesan Spiritual Growth Facilitator
Email: sarah.hutton@cofeguildford.org.uk

Booking Form

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Carers Afternoon Tea and Evensong

Thursday 16th October 2014 3.30pm
at Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP

All are welcome to join the annual informal get together of Carers / Former Carers and those who are being cared for, with tea and cake in the Refectory. For those who wish to stay, the reception will be followed be a dedicated Evensong in the Cathedral from 5.30pm - 6.30pm

Booking Form


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Lip Reading Skills

Would you like to learn how to lip read?

Starting in the Autumn - new classes and social groups to learn and practice lip reading skills. 

For more details contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 18001 01483 790327 mobile/SMS (txt/voice): 07531 268476
Email: tracey.wade@cofeguildford.org.uk


Diocesan Certificate

Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry

It is designed for those who are new to working with children in a church context, or for those who wish to improve their skills, techniques and understanding. It is also a wonderful opportunity to meet children's leaders from other churches and share ideas.

Fee: £20 (includes free entrance to Creating Sparks in May 2014)

For further information, contact Katherine Tuck, Assistant Children's Work Adviser
Tel: 01483 484914
Email: katherine.tuck@cofeguildford.org.uk

Information on the Diocesan Certificate in Children's Work/Ministry

Dementia Friendly Parishes

Free information sessions to help you and your parish become more welcoming to those who live with dementia.

For further information, please click here or contact Tony Oakden
Tel: 01483 790325
Email: tony.oakden@cofeguildford.org.uk


Hearing Aid Maintenance Training - Become a Champion!

1 in 6 people have a hearing loss in our diocese. An increasing population and longer life expectancy, mean that our church buildings need to be able to welcome and accomodate those with sensory loss to aid communication. We are looking or volunteers to be trained in the basic maintenance of hearing aids, offering these simple maintenance sessions at exisitng church social events e.g. coffee mornings, lunches, afternoon teas.

For further information, please click here or contact Tracey Wade, Deaf and Inclusion Co-ordinator
Tel: 01483 790327 or 18001 01483 790327 mobile/SMS (txt/voice): 07531 268476
Email: tracey.wade@cofeguildford.org.uk

Make Your MarkGuildford Cathedral

What's On at Guildford Cathedral

Make Your Mark

A major fundraising campaign to help save Guildford Cathedral. People of all ages are invited to make their mark on the future of the Cathedral by making a donation or organising a fundraising event.




St Columbas

St Columba's House Retreat and Conference Centre

A resource for your church community.

Programme of Events

For more information, please contact the Chaplain, Revd Gillaine Holland
Tel: 01483 713006
Email: chaplain@stcolumbashouse.org.uk

Foodbanks and Emergency Housing/Homeless Support 


Emergency Housing/Homeless Support

Diocesan Noticeboard - What’s on locally?

For more information, please click here


Latest News from around the Diocese

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Christian Aid launches emergency Gaza appeal

Charity urges churchgoers to back humanitarian appeal with prayer, action and donations

Prayers for the CNC

A prayer and message from CNC Guildford reps on the last day of interviews for Guildford's new bishop

1000 mile cycle for Magna Carta Anthem

Stephen Brown has taken to his bike to deliver the new Magna Carta Anthem

Guildford school's new chapel dedicated

To be a pilgrim: Bishop washes pupils' feet in a special service

Bishop visits projects supporting North Farnham families

Bishop Ian hears how volunteers are helping families develop resilience

Women Bishops - what do your synod reps say?

Reaction from the diocese of Guildford's general synod reps

Adrian Vincent's Synod Speech - Women Bishops

Adrian Vincent's speech during the debate on women Bishops

It's a 'YES'! - Bishop welcomes women bishops legislation

Synod's vote is 'very good news'

‘Sorry’, ‘thank you’, ‘please’, ‘wow!’ - and goodbye

Year six children said farewell to primary school at new-style leavers services

See behind the scenes with WW1 themed Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days are back this year with a WW1 theme