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
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.
Cathedral Talk

‘Songs that Won the War’ a Talk at Chichester Cathedral by Canon David Nason

  • 7 September 2015 2:30-3:30am

Come and hear Canon David Nason talk about the songs that won the war. The talk has been arranged by the Cathedral fellowship at Chichester Cathedral and anyone is welcome. Entry is free but a donation of £1 is suggested.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1 suggested donation

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

saxophone concert

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral –Ellie Ayling (Saxophone and Piano)

  • 15 September 2015 1-2am

Come and hear Ellie Ayling give a saxophone and piano recital at Chichester Cathedral. All are welcome, and entry is free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Cathedral image

‘Food for Thought’ – A Lunch & Talk at Chichester Cathedral

  • 16 September 2015 1:30-3am

Come for a lunch and a talk entitled ‘Food for Thought’ in the Vicars’ Hall at the Chichester Cathedral. To register, please phone 01243 813595.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£12

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

organ concert

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral – Dexter Kennedy (Organ)

  • 22 September 2015 1-2am

Come and hear Dexter Kennedy perform a number of pieces on the organ at Chichester Cathedral. Dexter Kennedy is the winner of the Grand Prize of Interpretation in the 24th International Organ Competition Grand Prix de Chartres, arguably the most prestigious organ competition in the world. All are welcome and entry is free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

piano trio

Lunchtime Concert at Chichester Cathedral - The Fujita Piano Trio (Violin, Cello and Piano)

  • 29 September 2015 1-2am

Come and hear the Fujita Piano Trio, three Japanese sisters, perform a lunchtime concert at Chichester Cathedral. Arisa Fujita on the violin, Megumi Fujita on the piano and Hanoka Fujita on the cello. All are welcome and entry is free.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://www.chichestercathedral.org.uk

Book cover

‘Book at Breakfast’ with the Cathedral Chancellor

  • 30 September 2015 9-10am

Hear the Cathedral Chancellor, The Reverend Canon Dr Anthony Cane discuss the book: On Rock or Sand? Firm Foundations For Britain's Future - Edited by John Sentamu, Archbishop of York.

What kind of nation do we want to be? What are the essential values we need for building a just, sustainable and compassionate society in which all can participate? Chapters by experts on areas such as health, the economy, ageing, work, education and poverty (amongst them Lord Adonis, Sir Philip Mawer, Oliver O'Donovan, James Woodward, Julia Unwin and Archbishop Justin Welby) discuss crucial questions about the principles that underpin the way Britain is governed, and how the problems we face today might be tackled. An illuminating, thought provoking and important book.

To purchase a copy, please contact www.chichestercathedral.org.uk To register, please phone 01243 813595.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

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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