From the splendour of Arundel Castle and the Roman City of Chichester to stunning countryside and coastal routes the area offers something for all visitors

Chichester Cathedral

For 900 years Chichester Cathedral has welcomed visitors through its doors - worshippers, seekers, tourists, people of all faiths and none.

People visit cathedrals for all sorts of reasons.  Whatever has brought you to Chichester, we welcome you to this place, where people have brought their joys and their sorrows for 900 years.

Cathedral Interior

There is an opportunity here to experience something built to give a direct experience of the divine to those who entered.  For those who worship here today, it still has that power.

Built to the glory of God, the building is the mother church of the Diocese of Chichester which covers East and West Sussex.  Services take place daily.

This magnificent building is also a tourist attraction and, throughout the year,  they welcome visitors from all over the world. 

Bell Tower & West Front

This magnificent Cathedral has stood at the centre of Chichester for over 900 years. With unique architecture from each century of its life, this Cathedral is both ancient and modern, where original medieval features sit alongside world famous contemporary artworks.

The Cathedral is open every day and all year with free entry.  There are free drop-in guided tours, self-guiding leaflets for those who prefer to wander at their own pace, and special trails for children.  There is also a superb Cloisters Café and Shop, complete with terrace and walled garden.

Visitors can also enjoy the historic Cathedral Close and the beautiful Bishop's Palace Gardens, both only a few steps away.  All are welcome at this splendid Cathedral - a fascinating place to visit.

The Cathedral is open from 7.15am to 6.30pm (Monday to Saturday).  On Sundays the Cathedral is open from 7.15am - 5.00pm.  For further details of guided tours click here.

We do not charge for entry to the Cathedral, as we believe this beautiful building should be available to all.  Donations, however, are much needed and greatly appreciated.  If you are visiting us then please do contribute; not only does this support the ongoing maintenance of this historic building but it helps us to avoid admission charges too.
The Knave

(Very occasionally access to the Cathedral may be restricted due to a large service or special event.  Please phone in advance if you have any particular concerns: 01243 782595)

Some photography and filming can take place in the Cathedral but there are restrictions, please click here for details.

Chichester Cathedral
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