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 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





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




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

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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Surrey Advent Hope - Carols by Candlelight

8 - 9pm (doors open from 7.30pm) Friday 5th December 2014
St Mary's Church, Quarry Street, Guildford GU1 3UA

Special guest Stephen Ngugi from Kenya will be sharing details of the work of Christian Aid, bringing hope and joy to new mothers in rural areas. Mulled wine and festive treats will be served afterwards.

Tickets are free, but on a first come, first served basis. An offering for the work of Christian Aid will be taken on the night.

To book or for more information:
Tel: 0207 523 2105
Email: lse@christian-aid.org


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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.

The next course will take place at the Educations Centre, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP October/November 2014 and consists of three parts:

  • Part 1 - Saturday 11th October 2014 9.45am - 3.30pm (Drinks provided, bring your own lunch)
  • Part 2 - Three evening sessions 7.30 - 9.30pm - Thursday 16th October, Thursday 23rd October, Thursday 6th November
  • Part 3 - includes a written study and a visit from one of the course tutors


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

Hearing Aid

Getting Started with Prayer Spaces in Schools

Monday 19th January 2015 10.30am - 3pm
Burpham Church, New Inn Lane, Burpham GU4 7HW

This training is for anyone (either from schools or churches) who is interested in running a prayer space in either primary or secondary schools.

The training will include learning what prayer spaces are and how they work, with time to explore a range of prayer space activities suitable for schools. This will also include training on the practical steps required to set up and run an engaging, safe and appropriate prayer space in a school setting.

The day will be led by Phil Togwell, director of Prayer Spaces in Schools national team.

Suggested donation: £10 paid on the door
Refreshments provided - bring your own lunch.

Further details from Jane Whittington
Tel: 01483 484905
Email: jane.whittington@cofeguildford.org.uk

Further information and booking form (Word)
Further information and booking form (pdf)

To book your place, return the booking form to Lesley Graham, Education Centre, The Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP
Email: lesley.graham@cofeguildford.org.uk

'Common Ground: Listening and Engagement'

9.15am - 1.30pm Saturday 31st January 2015
Guildford Cathedral, Stag Hill, Guildford GU2 7UP

Following previous meetings post General Synod and as the the church approaches a new round of debates on gay issues, the Diocesan Team of Discipleship, Vocation and Ministry will be hosting sessions which will be Open To All and will involve a range of different speakers and discussions.

At this first session, there will be three speakers and a chance to write questions and comments, allowing everyone to have a say.

There is no need to book, but please consider coming to have your say.

Further Information

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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Bishop Andrew's first day in the diocese - VIDEO

We follow Bishop Andrew through his first day in the Diocese

Inauguration date for next Bishop of Guildford announced / Video launched

Date set for ticketed service

Christian Aid warns that hunger threatens to undermine Ebola quarantine measures

Churches urged to pray for those affected by the outbreak

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

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