Committee Meeting 1932
June 27th 1932. Minutes: This meeting was held at the R.I.B.A. and the designs for the cathedral from the five selected competitors were exhibited for the inspection by the committee. The cost and seating accommodation for each exhibit was noted.
July 22nd 1932. Minutes: this meeting was also held at the R.B.I.A. The jury presented a report and they declared that they had awarded first place to Mr E. Maufe. “The Treasurer was authorised to pay the amount of 500 guineas to each of the 5 competitors and the fee of £125 to each of the professional members of the jury”. “The designs of the winner would be exhibited in Guildford at the time of the diocesan conference”.
December 23rd 1932. Minutes: this meeting was held in Diocesan House. Discussion principally to the prospect of proceeding with the acquisition of the site and the campaign to bring home to the Diocese the necessity for a new Cathedral. There was an agreement that Lord Onslow should donate the site for the Cathedral along with the five acres surrounding it and a further two acres to the East of the Cathedral, overlooking the main part of the town. The remainder of the nineteen acres would be rented for twelve years after which if the Diocese requires this land should be purchased at a rent not exceeding four hundred pounds per acre. It was resolved to launch an informative campaign to last eleven months and then to decide whether there should be an appeal for funds to build the first portion of the Cathedral. Mr Maufe would be asked for his advice in regard to a cross being erected on the site. A sub-committee was formed to carry out the campaign.