Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral
West Street
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1RP
England

Website

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

E-mail

enquiry@chichestercathedral.org.uk

Telephone

Enquiries

01243 782595

Fax

Enquiries

01243 812499

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Chichester Cathedral
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For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has stood at the heart of Chichester. Each generation has left its mark on the Cathedral, so this magnificent building has unique architecture ranging from original Norman features to the towering Victorian Spire and newly restored Lady Chapel. The Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features exist alongside world famous 20th century artworks. Chichester Cathedral is especially famous for its art, and houses a fascinating collection of paintings, tapestries, sculptures and stained glass. Paintings and carvings from throughout the ages can be found along with contemporary works by famous artists such as John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Marc Chagall and Philip Jackson.

The Cathedral is open every day and all year - with free entry. Free guided tours also run Monday to Saturday at 11.15am and 2.30pm and there is a special trail for children to enjoy too. Groups can book from a range of tours, often taking them ‘Behind the Scenes’ up spiral staircases to the Cathedral’s private Library and Song School. Other tours include Stained Glass, 20th Century Art in the Cathedral, The Civil War, Graffiti Tour, Architecture and more.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Sacred space

Opening hours

The Cathedral is open from 7.15am to 6.00pm in the winter months and 7.00pm in the summer months. Occasionally access may be restricted due to services or special events.

The Cloisters Cafe is open from 9am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am - 4pm on Sundays.

The Cloisters Shop is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 5pm on Saturdays and 11am - 3pm on Sundays.

Please note the Cloisters Cafe and Shop will close at 4pm from 3rd January until the end of March 2012.

Admission charges

Free entry into the Cathedral, donations much appreciated.

Getting there

Approach from the M27 (A27) and turn Northwards at one of the bypass roundabouts following signs for the City centre.

Vehicular access and on street parking is restricted in Chichester and visitors arriving by car should aim for one of the many public car parks around the City.

Additional info

If you are planning a visit to the Cathedral and have any questions regarding access please contact the Cathedral reception on 01243 782595.

A wonderful combination of the ancient and the modern, it holds a number of treasures including the 12th century Lazarus Reliefs and works by Sutherland, Chagall and Piper.

Collection details

Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Religion

Key artists and exhibits

  • 12th century Lazarus Reliefs
  • Sutherland
  • Chagall
  • Piper
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Pottery

Earth, Fire, Gold: Elemental Beauty - An Exhibition of Lustre Ware Pottery

  • 12 July — 14 September 2014 *on now

Chichester Cathedral is delighted to exhibit lustre ware pottery by the acclaimed East Sussex potter Jonathan Chiswell-Jones. Sometimes described as a 'modern alchemy' the process of creating lustre ware dates back centuries to potters of the Islamic empire. This powerful but delicate process creates a design on the pot that reflects light and can break into iridescent colours. Jonathan's pottery will be available for purchase and proceeds will support the Cathedral.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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Chichester Cathedral

Family Activities - Curious Creatures

  • 29 August 2014 10:30am-2:30pm

Make a brass rubbing of a dragon of griffin or unicorn or... Can you spot the Cathedral's very own curious creature? In Eastern Arm of the Cathedral Cloisters. No need to book - just drop in! £1.50 per child

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

£1.50 per child

Chichester Cathedral Quire

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

  • 16 September 2014 1:10-2pm

Come and hear Mark Williams give an organ recital at Chichester Cathedral. Free entry, all are welcome.

Chichester Cathedral

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

  • 23 September 2014 1:10-2pm

Come along and hear Continuum give a lunchtime concert at Chichester Cathedral. Free entry. All are welcome.

Chichester Cathedral Quire

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral

  • 30 September 2014 1:10-2pm

Come and hear this lunchtime concert at Chichester Cathedral. Entry is free and all are welcome

Chichester Cathedral

'War Requiem' to be screened in the Cathedral

  • 8 April 2016 — 4 August 2014

Tickets available www.chichestercathedral.org.uk or 01243 813595

Suitable for

  • Any age

Getting there

Approach from the M27 (A27) and turn Northwards at one of the bypass roundabouts following signs for the City centre.

Vehicular access and on street parking is restricted in Chichester and visitors arriving by car should aim for one of the many public car parks around the City.

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