Winter break


There will be a break over the next few months in our regular schedule for the Mass and Office… we will be starting again in the spring and should be posting details of our timetable here before too long.

LATEST: Regular Mass Times for the Guildford Ordinariate

Below are the regular times for Holy Mass (celebrated in the Ordinariate Use) and other services of the Guildford Ordinariate, from October 2016 to 7 January 2017 inclusive. Services are held at St Edward the Confessor, Sutton Place, Guildford, Surrey.


Vigil Mass in the Ordinariate Use 6 pm every Saturday (except Saturday 24 December, when there will be no Mass).

Evening Prayer 4 pm every Sunday (except Sunday 4 December, when there will be no Office).

There will be an extra celebration on Tuesday 27 December at 3 pm, Feast of St John the Evangelist, followed by refreshments.



EXCITING NEWS! Mass in the Ordinariate Rite in Guildford

The Guildford Group will begin a calendar
for the regular celebration
of HOLY MASS and the Office on
6pm Vigil MASS
The services will be held
at the parish church of
St Edward the Confessor
Sutton Park, Guildford.
St Edward’s is a church in the early English Gothic style set in the pastoral grounds of Sutton Place, the Grade I listed Tudor palace once belonging to the recusant Weston family. The church retains very fine stained glass and a remarkable collection of relicks; among its previous parish priests is counted the Rev. Arthur Hinsley (from 1911), later to become the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster.

SPECIAL EVENT! Holy Mass at St Edward’s, Guildford, 28 November 2015, 3pm

On Saturday 28 November 2015 at 3pm there will be a Votive Mass of Our Lady in the ORDINARIATE USE at the Catholic Church of St Edward the Confessor, Guildford. The Mass will be offered by Fr John Maunder of St Agatha’s, Portsmouth. The church is located in Sutton Park, Guildford, GU4 7QN. The Mass is being held with the kind permission of the parish priest.


This is the first event ever held by the Guildford Ordinariate, a small group very much in the early stages of development, and an ideal opportunity for any and all to come and see what the Ordinariate is all about and to experience its beautiful liturgy.

The Ordinariate Use is Catholic liturgy with ancient roots and great historical significance. It includes the FULL ROMAN CANON and Offertory Prayers of the Traditional Latin Mass united with some of the most beloved texts from the Book of Common Prayer – all in beautiful and reverent Elizabethan English. It was approved by the Holy See in 2013.

The Mass will be followed by a short talk by Fr Maunder and refreshments.

Map and directions:


The Catholic Church of St Edward the Confessor is a Victorian church built in the early English Gothic style and set in the grounds of Sutton Place, the country house of the Recusant family of the Westons, later owned by J. Paul Getty.