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Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral has welcomed people through its doors for over nine centuries. This beautiful building, and its services and events, are open to all.

Chichester, Sussex

Opening times

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm and Sunday 12noon to 2pm.


The Royal Chantry Cathedral Cloisters
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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. The Cathedral is open every day all year round. Guided tours for small groups run at 11.30am and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday, tickets are purchased at the Cathedral Shop. There are a number of special trails for children of all ages to help them learn and have fun while exploring this wonderful building.

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.

The Cathedral is easily accessible by train (station approx half mile away) and by bus. Entry free, donations welcome.

  • Wildlife haven

  • Spectacular stained glass

  • National heritage here

  • Magnificent memorials

  • Enchanting atmosphere

  • Captivating architecture

  • Walkers & cyclists welcome

  • Space to secure your bike

  • Ramp or level access available on request

  • Parking within 250m

  • Non-accessible toilets in church

  • Church shop or souvenirs

  • Café within 500m

  • Bus stop within 100m

  • Accessible toilets nearby

  • Accessible toilets in church

  • Church of England

Contact information

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Other nearby churches

St Paul

Chichester, Sussex

The church was constructed in 1836, designed by noted local architect Joseph Butler.

St Mary the Virgin

Apuldram, Sussex

The church dates from 12th century, set in the Chichester Harbour Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.