Guildford Cathedral



From its commanding hilltop position, Guildford Cathedral is an imposing landmark. The angel on the top of the tower is a sign of homecoming for the town’s residents.

A grade II* listed building it is one of England's youngest cathedrals, designed in the twentieth century by Sir Edward Maufe. It was consecrated in 1961 following its ‘Buy a Brick’ campaign in the aftermath of World War Two.

Beneath the gilded angel the graceful interior is one of elegance, light and peace. It is here that you will get your fix of awe and wonder – a stark contrast to the exterior of the building.

You are welcome to explore the building and grounds using the leaflets available, or enquire from the knowledgeable volunteer Guides.

Many take the time simply to enjoy the tranquillity and space for contemplation and reflection, or to light a candle or write a prayer for our prayer tree.

There are services on each day of the week, from morning prayer to evensong. On Sundays the Cathedral Eucharist at 9.45am is a celebration of music, prayer and liturgy: all are welcome.

Across the weeks and months the Cathedral offers a varied programme of family-friendly activities, outreach for the elderly, schools visits and workshops, art exhibitions, events and volunteering opportunities.

Our Shop stocks a wide range of gifts, greetings cards, toys and souvenirs, with plenty to browse through.

Seasons Café & Kitchen offers a wonderful space to catch up with friends or meet with colleagues, with a fabulous menu of meals and tasty snacks.

Group bookings: 01483 547874
Time: 1-2 hours
Group size:  Maximum 15 people per tour, pre booking required
Group admission: £4 per person for a guided tour, £5 per person for tower tour, pre booking essential. Tower tours for ages 8-80 years only. There are 249 steps to climb.
Guided or Tower Tours:  Please contact the Visitor Engagement team to discuss your tour on 01483 547874
Cathedral Shop: Tuesday - Saturday 10.00—16.00, Sun 11.00-13.00 (check website for planned closures)
Seasons Café & Restaurant: Monday – Saturday  9.00-16.30pm, Sun 9.30-16.00 (check website for planned closures)
Facilities for disabled: Yes
Free coach parking (booking required)