Guildford is the meeting place of many denominations of religion.
The Church of England Diocese of Guildford was created in 1927, and Guildford Cathedral was consecrated in 1961. Previously, Guildford had been part of the diocese of Winchester; Guildford has eight ecclesiastical parishes - the most historic Grade I listed church buildings are Holy Trinity (in the High Street) St Mary(on the East Bank) and the slightly less significant medieval II* Listed Anglican churches of St John the Evaneglist (in Stoke) and St Nicholas (at the foot of Guildown (the west bank) . One breakaway church tied to St Martha's Church on rural St Martha's Hill forms a freestanding church, Christ Church, Guildford.
There are three Roman Catholic churches to St Joseph, St Mary (in Rydes Hill, northwest of the University) and St Pius X in one of the largest suburb villages, Merrow. The Catholic order of Franciscan Friars have an Order for the laity both male and female with a fraternity at Chilworth on the outskirts of Guildford, since 1892..
There are two United Reformed Churches, two Baptist Churches a New Life Baptist Church, two Methodist Churches, Bethel Chapel, Brethren Assembly Quaker Friends Meeting House, Church in a Club Stoughton, Elim Penecostal Church, Chinese Christian Fellowship, five Independent Churches
There are two mosques, in Stoke and Merrow and Guildford Islamic Society. Guildford has had a synagogue since the 12th century.
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