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Cathedral Guides

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The Guild of Guides is now over 50 years old. The Guides are the first point of contact for many people who visit our historic building.   They work closely together to give the visitor a friendly, helpful and memorable experience.

The Guides give a friendly welcome and direct visitors to the appropriate office or into the church where they may light a candle, reflect quietly, or say a prayer.    Visitors who would like to learn more about the Cathedral are handed a leaflet which is available in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Japanese; it shows dates of the major events which influenced the building.

A “4th Edition – 2004” of “The Guides’ Guide” was funded by a generous donation from a charitable trust which covered the entire production costs. Published by the Portsmouth Cathedral Chapter, this edition has been completely revised by the Research Group who are continuing their important work by issuing in-depth papers on specific artefacts or developments within the Cathedral.

Generous hospitality is an important and vital part of the daily life of the Cathedral. All the volunteers are fully trained.   If you enjoy meeting people and would like to know more about becoming a volunteer Guide please contact the Cathedral Office.