About Guildford Cathedral

Guildford Cathedral is the People's Cathedral - a place of welcome, worship, inspiration and engagement for people of all ages. There is no charge for entry. As well as the rhythm of daily worship the Cathedral is a wonderful modern building, with an interior bathed in light providing a rich contrast to the strong and determined exterior.

The People's Cathedral was completed through the generosity of thousands of 'brick-givers' and that tradition lives on through the lives of the vibrant community of all who work and live and visit here. Whenever you visit you will be very welcome.

We look forward to seeing you.

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Heritage Talks@Two: The History of Mental Health Care in Surrey 1770 - c.1990

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has said that it is time to end the culture of “keep quiet and carry on” over mental illness in his support of the Heads Together Charity Campaign. The Duke has suggested that 2017 could be the tipping point in changing attitudes to de-stigmatize the illness.

There is an opportunity on Thursday 2 March to learn more about mental illness from a historical perspective. Focusing on changing attitudes and understanding the practices that have taken place since the 18th century, this talk marks the start of Guildford Cathedral new, free, “Heritage Talks@Two” series. Launching on the 2 March, we are delighted to be joined by Julian Pooley from the Surrey History Centre to explore the fascinating story of The History of Mental Health Care in Surrey from 1770 to 1990.

This talk traces the history of the care of the mentally ill and mentally handicapped in Surrey from the late 18th century, using the records of private asylums in Surrey's quarter sessions records but also the archives of Surrey's many mental hospitals: Springfield, Brookwood, Holloway Sanatorium, Royal Earlswood, and the 'Epsom Cluster' of Horton, Long Grove, The Manor, St Ebba's and West Park. It uses medical records and case papers to examine changes in treatments and shows how these records can be used by family historians. It will be fascinating for anyone with an interest in the past, local history, community matters, archives and mental health issues.

All are welcome to attend these fascinating talks on our local heritage, please register your interest by emailing louise@Guildford-cathedral.org to help us plan this event effectively. Thank you for your help!
When
02 Mar 2017 at 2:00pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

FREE Coffee Concert : A Cello Fest

Thursdays 11.15am–12 noon

FREE monthly concerts will be held on Thursday mornings showcasing talented and highly regarded performers, who have the wish to share their music with local people in this special venue at the community’s heart.

All are welcome to enjoy the inspiring and uplifting music of our performers.

Free coffee served from 10.30am

Thursday 20 April • A Cello Feast

The Duo Brikcius, brother and sister, from Prague, offer a wonderful programme of uplifting music

Free parking is available on site

For more information on our website www.guildford-cathedral.org or contact

Louise Kenyon louise@guildford-cathedral.org 01483 547886
When
20 Apr 2017 at 10:30am
until 20 Apr 2017 at 12:00pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

FREE Coffee Concert : FB Pocket Orchestra

Thursdays 11.15am–12 noon

FREE monthly concerts will be held on Thursday mornings showcasing talented and highly regarded performers, who have the wish to share their music with local people in this special venue at the community’s heart.

All are welcome to enjoy the inspiring and uplifting music of our performers.

Free coffee served from 10.30am

Thursday 9 March • The Fb Pocket Orchestra

A joyful morning, be taken back in time to ragtime and popular dances of the 1920s/30s and earlier.

Free parking is available on site

For more information on our website www.guildford-cathedral.org or contact

Louise Kenyon louise@guildford-cathedral.org 01483 547886
When
09 Mar 2017 at 10:30am
until 09 Mar 2017 at 12:00pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

FREE Coffee Concert : Operatic Moments

Thursdays 11.15am–12 noon

FREE monthly concerts will be held on Thursday mornings showcasing talented and highly regarded performers, who have the wish to share their music with local people in this special venue at the community’s heart.

All are welcome to enjoy the inspiring and uplifting music of our performers.

Free coffee served from 10.30am

Thursday 9 February : Operatic moments

Well known and popular local soloist, Diana North, presents a varied programme of music.

Free parking is available on site

For more information on our website www.guildford-cathedral.org or contact

Louise Kenyon louise@guildford-cathedral.org 01483 547886
When
09 Feb 2017 at 10:30am
until 09 Feb 2017 at 12:00pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

Grave Talk

We're not good at talking about Death, dying and funerals, but it is something we all have to face.

Led by Reverend Canon Dr Julie Gittoes, you will be invited to sit at tables with three or four others, where there will be a selection of questions for you to choose to start a conversation, topics covered include

* Life: What is important in your life? How would you like to be remembered?

* Death: What experiences of death have you had so far? What do you think death means?

* Society: How has our culture shaped our thinking about death?

* Funerals: What will happen when you die? Do you need to make plans or choices now?

* Grief: What is the reality of loss and how do you experience it?

It doesn't mater if you only use one question - or work through all of them. The purpose is to talk and listen.

Light refreshments are offered throughout the event, which last for about an hour, or longer if needed.

If you would like to attend please register with Louise Kenyon on 01483 547886 or email louise@guildford-cathedral.org
When
02 Feb 2017 at 2:00pm
until 02 Feb 2017 at 3:00pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

Free Star Gazing Evening and Astronomial Talk

Future astronomers and astronauts are invited to Guildford Cathedral’s Pop Up Observatory on Friday 20 January for a free star gazing evening, plus a talk from an internationally respected Astronomer, Prof David Hughes.

Ideal for beginners and enthusiasts keen to learn more, visitors of all ages are welcome to explore the sky at night at this special event through the use of outdoor telescopes. Volunteer devotees from The Guildford Astronomical Society will be present to guide visitors as they share their knowledge and passion for their speciality. To celebrate the season of Epiphany, the evening includes a free talk on “The Star of Bethlehem” delivered by international astronomical expert, David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at Sheffield University.

David will deliver an accessible illustrated talk covering the fascinating question of "What was the star of Bethlehem? Did it really exist? What does it tell us about the birth of Jesus? ... If it did exist, then it is one of the most amazing phenomena ever witnessed by man. Join us for a journey of investigation into the astronomical, biblical, historical, religious and astrological evidence about the star, following a trail of detection we shall arrive at a definite solution to the star of Bethlehem mystery!

The Star Gazing part of the evening is weather dependent and will be held outside the Cathedral taking advantage of its commanding position. Crafting activities, the chance to meet the experts and the talk, will take place, whatever the weather, in the heated spacious Marquee at Guildford Cathedral.

Timetable:

Star Gazing 6.00pm – 8.30pm (weather permitting)

Drop in crafting activities for children 6.00pm – 8.30pm

The Star of Bethlehem talk 6.30pm – 7.30pm

The Cathedral floodlights will be turned off for the evening to enhance the experience. Visitors to the Cathedral should bring torches to help them navigate the local paths, but these should be turned off at our “Pop Up Observatory”. Warm clothing is recommended! Free car parking is available at the Cathedral, please drive carefully as lighting in the vicinity will be reduced.

Enquiries to Louise Kenyon louise@guildford-cathedral.org
When
20 Jan 2017 at 6:00pm
until 20 Jan 2017 at 8:30pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP

An Evening With Mr Dickens at Loseley House (In aid of Guildford Cathedral)

An Evening With Mr Dickens by Christopher Whinney

Hosted by kind permission of Mr Michael More-Molyneux at Loseley House, Guildford

Enjoy wine and canapés followed by a talk, picture show and readings on the 205th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth. The evening is a unique opportunity to spend a couple of enjoyable hours in the company of Charles Dickens' Great Great Grandson, Christopher Whinney.

The evening is a fundraising event in aid of Guildford Cathedral being held with the generosity of your hosts for the evening Mr Michael More-Molyneux and Christopher Whinney.

£45 per person

Gift Certificates available

Enquiries to Nicola@guildford-cathedral.org
When
07 Feb 2017 at 7:00pm
until 07 Feb 2017 at 9:30pm
Where
Stag Hill
Guildford
GU2 7UP