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Guildford Cathedral Choir

Choristers' Leap of Faith

We are abseiling from the top of the Cathedral for Guildford Cathedral because We love our Cathedral and want to help it thrive.

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  • Team members: Sian Ford, Paula Juby Jack Dean, Dave Dean, Mel Prynne, Henry Forrest, Alannah Enskat, Yolanda MacKay, Oscar Ford, Harry Threapleton, Noah Campbell, Hope Campbell, Solomon Poole, Corin Baxter, Ollie Taylor,Ben Heinekens-Lewis,
  • Event: Choristers' Leap of Faith, 03 Jun 2017

Guildford Cathedral

We raise funds for Guildford Cathedral to protect this magnificent building

Charity Registration No. XN6988

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The choristers feel very passionate about their cathedral and want to "do their bit" to help. 
Guildford Cathedral was consecrated in 1961.
Earlier this year local councillors rejected plans to sell off seven acres of land for 137 homes. The proposal was intended to create a10 million pound endowment to secure the cathedral's future.

 In the past 3 years, almost 7 million pounds has been raised from the Heritage Lottery Fund and donations for an enormous project to strip asbestos from the cathedral's ceiling vaults, improve accessibility and install new lighting and sound systems. Work is due to be completed in July.
Dianna Gwilliams, the Dean said she was deeply disappointed at the planning decision.
"We are not planning for closure, we're as busy as ever." she said. "I think the future is bright, but the task is steep. We have such a rich heritage in Britain and the funding of it is a challenge for everyone."

Guildford Cathedral needs your support now more than ever to help us meet the costs of opening and keeping this inspiring building open and free for all. It costs £3500 per day to open which includes keeping this magnificent choir singing.

The cathedral choir are a wonderful team of boys, girls and adult singers led by Organist and Master of the Choristers, Katherine Dienes-Williams. They are professional, dedicated and passionate. They provide music for 7 fully choral services each week during term time. They also participate in a wide variety of musical activities which include recording, broadcasting and touring, as well as frequent concert appearances in the cathedral and elsewhere. They have a well-deserved reputation for excellence.
They are summoning all their team bravery, donning fancy dress and abseiling from the 160ft cathedral tower to raise both funds and awareness.
"We would be so very grateful for any support you are able to give us. We would also love it if you could come to the cathedral to cheer us on when we abseil on Saturday June 3rd in the morning. We may even sing for you!!
THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!! 

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  • Look at the knitted choristers in the window of the cathedral shop.... They are abseiling!!!
  • “I am doing this to help the Cathedral and the wonderful works that it does. I am extremely terrified, but I'm glad I have the chance to say thank you for the place that has helped me so much over the years.” Harry Threapleton +23

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