Chichester Cathedral

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 every day from 7.15am to 6.00pm in the winter months, and 7.00pm in the summer months.

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.
Chris Gollon

Chris Gollon Exhibition at Chichester Catherdal: ‘Incarnation, Mary and Women from the Bible’

  • 16 June — 16 August 2015 *on now

An exhibition of Chris Gollon’s latest religious works in the Cathedral's North Transept. Chris Gollon is an established name in British painting and this extraordinary exhibition, which is touring cathedrals in the UK, takes as its central theme the role of named and unnamed women in the Bible. The exhibition will be the first time his recent painting ‘Judas’s Wife’ will be shown. All are welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Southern Ceramic Group

The Southern Ceramic Group's Summer Exhibition

  • 25 July — 9 August 2015

An opportunity to come and view the Southern Ceramic Group's Summer Exhibition in the Bishop's Kitchen at Chichester Cathedral.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Chichester Cathedral Library

See Behind the Scenes at Chichester Cathedral

  • 4 July 2015 1-4pm

As part of the Festival of Chichester, areas of the Cathedral normally closed to the public will be open to visitors. The Cathedral Library, Song School and Bishop's Chapel. (please be aware there are 40 spiral steps up to the Library and the Song School).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral Seminar - End of Life Debate, Dying with Dignity

  • 4 July 2015 9:30am-12:30pm

A seminar exploring the theological and ethical issues of palliative care. Free entry but please register your place in advance by calling Richard Ashby on 01243 372234.

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children
Palliative Care

Evening Concert at Chichester Cathedral

  • 4 July 2015 From 7:30pm

Evening Concert at Chichester Cathedral - Cathedral Choir and the Hanover Band

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are available www.chichestertickets.co.uk

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Chichester Cathedral

A Musical Tour of Chichester Cathedral

  • 6 July 2015 11am-12pm
  • 10 July 2015 11am-12pm

As part of the Festival of Chichester you are welcome to come and have a musical tour of the Cathedral.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets available at www.chichestercathedral.org.uk and on 01243 813595.

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Chichester Cathedral

Evening Concert at Chichester Cathedral - Prebendal School

  • 9 July 2015 From 7pm

All are welcome to the Prebendal School Summer Concert. Entry is free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Concert at Chichester Cathedral

Evening Concert at Chichester Cathedral - Schubert’s Die schone Mullerin

  • 15 July 2015 From 7pm

Come and hear a concert by Stefan Kennedy (tenor) and Timothy Ravalde (piano) of Schubert's Die schone Mullerin. Free entry with retiring collection in aid of the Chichester Cathedral Choral Foundation Fund.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Royal Airforce Regiment

Evening Concert at Chichester Cathedral - Royal Air Force Regiment

  • 18 July 2015 From 7:30pm

Come and hear an evening concert by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets are available at www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Chichester Cathedral

See Behind the Scenes at Chichester Cathedral

  • 12 September 2015 1-4pm

As part of the Heritage Open Day, areas of the Cathedral normally closed to the public will be open to visitors. The Cathedral Library, Song School and Bishop's Chapel. (please be aware there are 40 spiral steps up to the Library and the Song School).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free Entry

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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