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.

Installation of 1000 Tear Bottles

  • 18 February — 18 April 2015

There is an ancient tradition of 'Tear Bottles' ranging from their use by the ancient Greeks to references in the Bible. Tear-shaped vessels would be carried by pilgrims as they journeyed and in the Victorian era tear bottles surfaced again as a popular icon of grief and grieving. Made in a traditional way on a potter's wheel, these tear bottles vary in size and each of the thousand bottles has its own distinct individuality.

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

Cathedral Carol Service

  • 22 December 2014 From 3pm *on now

No tickets needed for this Carol Service at the Cathedral

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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