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 6.30pm (Monday to Saturday) and from 7.15pm until 5.00pm (Sunday).

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.
'400 Days' and 'Alternative Values' an Exhibition by Frieda Hughes

'400 Days' and 'Alternative Values' an Exhibition by Frieda Hughes

  • 14 June — 17 August 2017 *on now

In November 2015 the artist and poet Frieda Hughes decided to find out if she could create a painting every day for a year - the subject was to be an abstract visual diary: What colour and shape were the events and ideas of each day? Was she happy, sad, optimistic, frustrated, overwhelmed, underwhelmed, excited, exhausted, full of energy or just plain tired, and what did that look like? This project is an exploration of how our days change in mood and tone, and what it looks like when one person describes their actual experiences in shape and colour over a finite period of time, and displays them simultaneously so that the evolutionary changes are visible.

The result is '400 Days', 400 paintings that were created between 28th November 2015 and 31st December 2016. Each image is 10 inches by 14 inches, oil on canvas.

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.
Professor James Crossley

Chancellor's Lectures 2017: The Bible in the Public Square.

  • 26 June 2017 6:30-8pm

30pm 'The Bible in English Politics' a lecture by Professor James Crossley, St Mary's University, Twickenham. This lecture is the third of the Chancellor's Lectures 2017 (see 5th June entry). In the Cathedral. Free entry and all are welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry and all are welcome.

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Chichester Cathedral

Lunchtime Concert: Patrick Hemmerlé, piano

  • 27 June 2017 1-2pm

Admired French pianist Patrick Hemmerlé
performs Fantasies by Schubert and Schumann.
Patrick has given concerts in halls across
Europe and North America. Festivals and prizes
include Les Aigues-Mort, Valencia, Grossetto
and Paris.
'Precision, sensitivity and commitment'
(Cambridge Evening News)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Part of
The Festival of Chichester
where your donations will support the
Chichester Cathedral Restoration
and Development Trust.

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

'The Comedy of Errors'.

‘The Comedy of Errors' by William Shakespeare

  • 28 June 2017 7:30-10:30pm

The Lord Chamberlain's Men, in their thirteenth successful year, are touring Shakespeare's most hilarious farce 'The Comedy of Errors'.

For the past decade this hugely popular company have brought their own special brand of authentic, exhilarating and engaging all-male productions to the UK's most historically important and visually stunning venues and this year's production will be no different.

Bring a chair and a picnic and spend a glorious summer's evening watching this riotous rollercoaster of a comedy that will keep you guessing and laughing until its joyous conclusion. The Comedy of Errors will take place on the Cathedral's south west lawn, where as well as enjoying the performance, the audience can indulge in a splendid close-up of the 900 year old Cathedral.
Founded in 2004, The Lord Chamberlain's Men Theatre Company is the modern incarnation of Shakespeare's original troupe of the same name. Performing with an all-male cast, they aim to revive the traditions of Elizabethan theatre and to bring to life the greatest works of drama, as they would first have been performed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Tickets from www.ticketsource.co.uk
Prices
Adult £15.00 Child £10.00

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Professor Richard Bauckham

Chancellor's Lectures 2017: The Bible in the Public Square.

  • 3 July 2017 6:30-8pm

: 'The Bible in the Ecological Debate' by Professor Richard Bauckham, University of St Andrews. This lecture is also part of the Chichester Theological Society programme.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free entry and all are welcome.

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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