creative arts tileCreative Arts Events 


Our creative arts events aim to help people "catch a glimpse of God", working in collaboration with St Mary's and other Guildford churches.   View our gallery from past events here

On Saturday 27 January "Epiphany" a classical music improviation group who have performed in venues varying from the Houses of Parliament, asylum seekers refuges, concert halls, and today Millmead, will be performing from 2pm ending with an act of worship. See the full programme below.   

2-3.45pm Sound Portraits - Come and have your ‘portrait’ painted through music. Epiphany play under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the experience of having your portrait played is a powerful one.

4.15-5.45pm All local musicians welcome to this improvisation workshop. Bring your instruments and have a go at music improvisation for worship or outreach.

7.30pm A Happening - Open time of worship and prophetic ministry.

All meetings will be held in Riverside rooms 2-4, Millmead, Bury Fields, Guildford, GU2 4AZ

There are regular monthly organ recitals at St Mary's Wednesday lunchtime. You can find out more information on the htsmguildford.org website and at St Mary's.


imaging the story mini"Imaging the Story" ran during October and early November, exhibiting artwork from a summer school run by Karen Case-Green from Millmead Baptist Church. It followed the contours of the salvation story through the lens of the arts. The artists were invited to "image" the story, putting the visual art and poetry in conversation with the Biblical narrative. 

On 11 November a one day Arts Festival involved about 12 Christian artists and crafters from in and around Guildford who had work on display and for sale. They talked about how their faith informed their work. 

Many of the churches and the cathedral provide venues for events during Guildford Book Festival, the Big Draw, Guildford Summer Festival and Guildford Fringe. God has all the best music and we also hope to keep you up to date about musical events  hosted at partner churches.

Please contact arts@commongroundguildford.org for more information.