What's On in Guildford Diocese

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



World War 1 Commemoration

Events and Resources

Events and Resources for Schools



Peaceable Kingdom

Autumn Series of Public Lectures

Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP

  • Thursday 9th October 2014 - 7.45pm
    The Soldier and the Kingdom (Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Coutts-Britton)
  • Thursday 23rd October 2014 - 7.45pm
    Church and the Kingdom (Dr Chris Baker, William Temple Foundation)
  • Thursday 6th November 2014 - 7.45pm
    Creation and the Kingdom (Prof. David Clough, Chester University)
  • Thursday 20th November 2014 - 7.45pm
    Politics and the Kingdom (Dr Simon Usherwood, University of Surrey)


To book, please visit the Cathedral's Box Office

Praying Hands

Your SHAPE for God's Service

A six week course starting Tuesday 16th September 2014
7.30pm - 9.15pm
The Parish Room, Holy Trinity Church, Lyne Lane, Lyne KT16 0AJ

An opportunity to explore with others God's specific call on your life according to your:

Spiritual Gifts

For more information or to book a place, contact Revd Laurence Gamlen, Diocesan Vocations Officer
Tel: 07939 094851
Email: laurence.gamlen@cofeguildford.org.uk



Guildford Pub Bombing 40th Anniversay Commemoration Service

Sunday 5th October 2014 4pm
Quakers' Acre, North Street (next to Guildford Library and opposite the building which was formally the Horse and Groom) Guildford, where there is a memorial plaque to the five people who were killed that evening.

The service will remember the five who died and the many who were injured, pay tribute to the courageous work of the emergency services who helped, acknowledge with gratitude the duty of those in the armed forces who were the targets, and express the longing for peace and reconciliation, now widely shared.

Epsom Mental health Week

Epsom Mental Health Week

For Your Peace of Mind

5th - 11th October 2014

Epsom Mental health Week is organised by 'Love Me Love My Mind' a small registered charity based in Epsom. It aims to promote better understanding of mental health and to support the wellbeing of everyone in the local community.

Most of the activities will take place at St Barnabas Church, Temple Road, Epsom KT19 8HA

For further information:
Tel: 01372 721518
Email: info@epsommentalhealthweek.org.uk


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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


Hearing Aid

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.

Tuesday 21st October 2014 10am - 4pm
St John's Centre, Epsom Road, Merrow GU4 7AA

Sandwich lunch and refreshments provided

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

Information and Booking Form


Domestic Abuse

Domestic Abuse Seminar

Thursday 23rd October 2014 10am - 3.30pm
Godalming Baptist Church, Queen Street, Godalming GU7 1BA

Domestic abuse is about power and control.

  • Develpoments in combatting domestic abuse
  • the link between domestic and child abuse
  • the way forward

will all be explored and discussed by a range of people working in this difficult field

Bookings by 13th October
Cost: £8
Bring your own lunch. Drinks will be provided.

For further details or to make a reservation, please contact
Sally Pollard
Tel: 01483 428646
Email: pollard3@hotmail.co.uk

For more information: CET@cofeguildford.org.uk


Cathedral Poppy

Surrey Royal British Legion Poppy Launch at Guildford Cathedral

Friday 24th October 2014 from 9.45am

This will be a spectacular day for the Surrey Poppy Appeal starting at 9.45am, when The Very Revd Dianna Gwilliams, Dean of Guildford, and Dame Sarah Goad, the Lord Lietenant of Surrey, will see the amazing JUMP 4 HEROES parachute team land in the Cathedral grounds. The first poppies for 2014 will be presented, accompanied by the Surrey Poppy Petals to announce the start of the Surrey 2014 Poppy Appeal.

There will be a launch ceremony, attended by a choir of 150 boys from the Guildford County School specialist music college.

The day will also include a sponsored abseil event, raising funds for the Royal British Legion and, for the second year running, a giant laser poppy projected onto the Cathedral Tower, as well as a 'sound and light show' and entertainment by mass Cadet bands and 1940s vocal group The Three Belles.

Further information


Free sessions - Open to everyone 
on the first Monday of each month 9.30 - 10.20am

at St Mark's Church, Alma Lane GU9 0LT

Mindfulness simply means paying attention to our experience in the present moment, purposefully and with an attitude of kindly acceptance.

For further information, contact Suzette Jones, Health and Wellbeing Adviser
Tel: 01483 790335
Email: suzette.jones@cofeguildford.org.uk


John Wyatt

Matters of Life and Death

Saturday 8th November 2014 10am - 3.30pm
St Paul's Church, 15 Northey Avenue, Cheam SM2 7HS

A one-day conference for those responsible for, or interested in, pastoral care.

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Wyatt, formerly Professor of Ethics and Perinatology at University College, London and author of the book 'Matters of Life and Death'. John is an international authority on key ethical issues, including euthanasia, abortion and genetic engineering.

Cost: £10
Bring your own lunch.

Online bookings

Signs of God

Signs of God Advent Workshop

Saturday 8th November 2014 10am - 3pm
St Paul's Church, Thorpe Road, Egham Hythe TW18 3HJ

Cost: £15
Drinks provided - bring your own lunch

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


Booking Form

Advent Open Week

From 2pm Monday 10th - 12 noon Friday 14th November 2014
Education Centre, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP

Advent and Christmas ideas to help you with your planning for December
(in the portacabin in the carpark!)

A wonderful grotto of delights for you to come and peruse!! Late night opening till 7.30pm on Wednesday 12th November

Further information from resources@cofeguildford.org.uk

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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 

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

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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Next Bishop of Guildford announced

Downing Street announces next bishop

Woking's children speak out on world peace

Primary school children mark International Day of Peace

Hurray! Guildford Cathedral's Appeal reaches £1.3m milestone

Cathedral can now apply for a multi-million pound grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund

Best-selling classical artist to perform at Guildford Cathedral

Russell Watson is set to perform 'A Candlelight Christmas' on his tour around UK's most beautiful churches

Village church hosts world première of leading composer’s work

St Luke's, Grayshott will stage the new choral work of Karl Jenkins to mark a 10 year anniversary

High quality website important, say 99%

Following a website user survey the diocese is developing plans for a new website to help improve the use and usefulness of the online service