A trip to the bustling City of Chichester is not complete without a visit to the historic 900 year old Cathedral, a living church whose spire dominates the horizon for miles around. This magnificent Cathedral is Mother Church to the parishes of Sussex and welcomes visitors of any faith and those with none. With history, heritage, art and music – and the beautiful Bishop’s Palace Gardens to explore – it’s a must-see for visitors of all ages.

Entry is free and the Cathedral is open every day all year round. Free guided tours for small groups run at 11.15am and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday – tours last about an hour and there’s no need to book. There are a number of special trails for children of all ages to help them learn and have fun while exploring this wonderful building.

The Cloisters Café offers delicious homemade food from breakfast to afternoon tea, light snacks and indulgent lunches, as well as a tasty selection of affordable children’s meals. Self-catering and B&B accommodation is also available at a number of the historic properties located adjacent to the Cathedral.

Check the Cathedral website for a vibrant calendar of events including exhibitions, talks, lectures, lunchtime and evening concerts, many free of charge. You are very welcome to drop in and join one of the daily services, or just wander freely in this extraordinary and atmospheric building.

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Chichester Cathedral - Music

Lunchtime Concert: Claudia Grinnell, Organ

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/lunchtime-concert-claudia-grinnell-organ
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.Concert Programme:F Couperin - Of
Event date(s):
10th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Chichester Cathedral - Music

Lunchtime Concert: Hanneke Rouw & Sofia Vasheruk

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/lunchtime-concert-hanneke-rouw-sofia-vasheruk
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.Concert ProgrammeCello Sonata, Op
Event date(s):
03rd March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Chichester Cathedral - Music

Lunchtime Concert: Kassia Trio

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/lunchtime-concert-kassia-trio
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.Concert ProgrammeC Pann - Vulture
Event date(s):
17th March 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Chichester Cathedral - Music

Lunchtime Concert: Simon Watterton, piano

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/lunchtime-concert-simon-watterton-piano
Chichester Cathedral's popular lunchtime concerts take place on Tuesdays at 1.10pm during term time, in the spectacular setting of the Cathedral Nave. They are free and last approximately 50 minutes. You are welcome to come and go as you please. Coffee is available at no extra charge, and some visitors even bring a sandwich! There is a retiring collection.Concert Programme:Schumann &ndash
Event date(s):
25th February 2020 13:00 - 14:00
Chichester Cathedral - Arts & Culture

Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/services-events/festival-flowers-2020
The Festival of Flowers 2020 will be a three day spectacular: as well as flower arrangements in the Cathedral and environs, visitors can stroll through the cloisters and Cathedral grounds and visit the Festival Market. There will also be a flower sale, live music, and delicious refreshments in Café des Fleurs. Internationally renowned sculptor Philip Jackson will be exhibiting his w
Event date(s):
28th May 2020 9:30 - 30th May 2020 17:00
Chichester Cathedral - Talk/Lecture

Talk: Celebrating English Gardens

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/talk-celebrating-english-gardens
In the run up to the Chichester Cathedral Festival of Flowers (28 - 30 May) all are welcome at a Talk: Celebrating English Gardens with Martin Duncan of Arundel Castle and Margie Hoffnung of the Gardens Trust.The Talk will be held at Oving Jubilee Hall, Oving. Tickets cost £15 including afternoon tea, to book a place please call 01243 813591 or email  flowerfestival@
Event date(s):
19th March 2020 14:00 - 16:00
Chichester Cathedral - Arts & Culture

Talk: The Life of Dean Walter Hussey

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/life-dean-walter-hussey
A talk by Alan Bradford, Chichester Cathedral Guide, recalling the life of Dean Walter Hussey.This visionary priest re-forged the relationship between the church and the arts in the second half of the twentieth century.   In doing so he transformed the appearance of Chichester Cathedral.  Tickets available via the Cathedral website or from the Shop.  Arrival at 10.30am for coffee/te
Event date(s):
26th February 2020 10:30 - 12:00
Chichester Cathedral - Tour

Tour: Transformation of a Twentieth Century Cathedral

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/transformation-twentieth-century-cathedral
A specialist guided tour of Chichester Cathedral by Alan Bradford, Chichester Cathedral Guide.The tour will focus on the transformation of Chichester Cathedral, during the second half of the twentieth century, by Patron of the Arts, Dean Walter Hussey. Tickets £7 available via the Cathedral website or the shop.  Meet at the West Door for start of tour at 11am.  
Event date(s):
06th March 2020 11:00 - 12:00
Chichester Cathedral - Workshops

Adult Craft Workshop: Creative Canvas Work

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/creative-canvas-work
Join us for this relaxing and enjoyable workshop using colourful textiles in the Cathedral as inspiration for design ideas, experimenting with paint to create a background and trying out different embroidery/sewing techniques to create a beautiful panel on canvas. By the end of the workshop you will have created a panel which can be used in many ways.  For example, to make a cover for a
Event date(s):
18th March 2020 10:00 - 15:00
Chichester Cathedral - Talk/Lecture

Chichester Cathedral: Lent Lecture 2020

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/lent-lecture-2020
Dr Ruth Valerio, author of Say Yes to Life (The Archbishop of Canterbury’s Lent Book 2020), reflects on the relationship between the Christian theology of creation and the current climate emergency.The Lent Lecture is free to enter but booking in advance is essential.Free tickets can be booked via the Cathedral website or in the Cloisters Shop.
Event date(s):
25th March 2020 18:30 - 19:30
Chichester Cathedral - Arts & Culture

Art Views at Chichester Cathedral

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/art-views-chichester-cathedral-3
Art Views at Chichester Cathedral with Pallant House Gallery.Art Views is an opportunity to look at and discuss a selected work of art in Chichester Cathedral. Share your thoughts and enjoy hearing other people’s responses, with a facilitator from Pallant House Gallery. This session is open to anyone interested in joining the art discussion and is also dementia friendly.  Foll
Event date(s):
11th June 2020 13:30 - 15:30
Chichester Cathedral - Arts & Culture

Sculpture in the Garden at Chichester Cathedral

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/sculpture-garden-cloisters-cafe
The Festival of Chichester 2020 sees a return of Sculpture in the Garden at the Cloisters Café. A selection of sculpture by Vincent Gray including new works and some old favourites. Vincent is enjoying a good deal of success at present with the John Keats, Maurice Pattern and Nelson and Murray Sculpture being enjoyed by all in Chichester.Open during normal cafe opening hours:Monday to&nb
Event date(s):
13th June 2020 9:00 - 12th July 2020 16:00
Chichester Cathedral - Arts & Culture

Macbeth: Shakespeare on the Cathedral Green

www.chichestercathedral.org.uk/events/macbeth-shakespeare-cathedral-green
The Lord Chamberlain's men come to Chichester Cathedral for an open air performance of Shakespeare's 'Macbeth'The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company - with direct links to the history of William Shakespeare - invite you to join them this summer for the breathless and brilliant tragedy, Macbeth.Tickets from the Cathedral website.
Event date(s):
25th June 2020 19:00 - 22:00