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Battersea Power Station on the outside - A Solemn Space on the Inside

On the outside, you'd think you've rocked up to Battersea Power Station, just without the iconic... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Skyehiker
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London, United Kingdom
Dominating the city for over 50 years a cathedral with a difference

Built between 1936 and 1951 this light and airy building of red brick, unlike the usual stone seen... read more

Reviewed October 1, 2018
Richard S
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One can pray and find peace inside this building, despite its off putting exterior. The interior is a delight, so well organised as only the CofE knows how.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps the most unattractive example of sacred architecture that sits on the chalk like a squat lump. No reference to soaring spires towards the heavens, if only they had used concrete we might have had Brutalist Architecture. Inside it is typical but who can get...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Cathedral sits on top of the hill, for all to see and admire. It has many venues continually , week after week. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

On the outside, you'd think you've rocked up to Battersea Power Station, just without the iconic white smokestack towers. It seems like a very austere, modern, similar architecture. Yet, once inside, it's also modern, yet retains it's character as a solemn, quiet space. In true...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Skyehiker
Reviewed October 27, 2018

All modern outside but a beautiful building inside. In one of the side alcoves there were some sad cards and messages to departed friends and relatives. The friendly staff and atmosphere of the cathedral makes it a worthwhile visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Having driven past for years , I went to a service there a short while ago , quite amazing for a modern building , built between 1936 and 1961 designed by Edward Maufe .

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

We visited because the church was featured in the movie 'The Omen' I wasn't expecting it to be so bright, colourful and cheerful. It really is a stunning Cathedral worth visiting if passing through the area.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

It was still and tranquil when we visited but probably is best enjoyed during a sung mass or ceremony. It is a relatively recent structure without decorative stain glass in the windows.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

Attended the superb Poppy Fields unique light and sound event to commemorate the World War One Centenary. Fabulous opportunity to experience the amazing space in the Cathedral. This building is majestic inside and out and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Built between 1936 and 1951 this light and airy building of red brick, unlike the usual stone seen in so many cathedrals sits on Stag Hill. There are very few stained glass windows which makes the interior brighter than most cathedrals. If you wish to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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BevfromKent
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Graduation at Cathedral (1 Replies)
We are coming to Guildford Cathedral soon for my daughter's graduation ceremony. Firstly, we are not allowed to park at the cathedral on that day and we do not have a parking permit for Surrey University parking. Where is there to park nearby? Also, we would like to book somewhere for lunch afterwards, not too expensive and a relaxed atmosphere (and good food of course). Has anyone got any suggestions? Thanks
July 17, 2011|
Tim N
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Graduation at Guildford cathedral (2 Replies)
My daughter's Uni is holding its graduation ceremony at Guildford cathedral this week, the promised parking permit has not materialised, so I wondered if anyone has any suggestions please as to where we can park for a good few hours this weds 24 July.
July 22, 2013|
Response fromTim N|
Many thanks, I'll have a look at that. And thank you, we're very proud.