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Arundel Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard


Type:Cathedral / Minister

Parsons Hill, ARUNDEL, West Sussex, BN18 9AY

Tel: +44 (0)1903 882297

Arundel Cathedral of Our Lady & St Philip Howard


The Cathedral, originally known as the Church of St. Philip Neri, was commissioned by Henry XV Duke of Norfolk in 1868 and was opened on 1st of July 1873.

The architect was Joseph Hansom, inventor of the Hansom Cab. The style of the Cathedral is French Gothic of about 1400.

It was created a Cathedral in 1965 and its dedication was changed to Our Lady and St. Philip Howard in October 1970.

Open everyday 9 am until 6pm and on Christmas Day until noon.

The feast of Corpus Christi and the Carpet of Flowers at Arundel Cathedral is held every year, 60 days after Easter, and there are several wonderful concerts held throughout the year by, among others, The Arun Choral Society. Some events provide free entry to the cathedral, and refreshments, which are served in the Cathedral Hall nearby.

Coach and Car Parking is available in Mill Road and Crown Yard at the bottom of the hill, with drop off /pick up facilities only outside the Cathedral, at the top of the hill.

The cathedral and hall are both wheelchair accessible and toilets (inc. disabled) are available in the hall.

Find out more about Sussex or see other attractions and places to visit in the county.

See here for Churches and Cathedrals in the South East.



  • Disabled persons toilet - Next door in St Mary's Hall
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Wheelchair user accessible

Establishment Features

  • All weather attraction
  • Gift shop
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Open all year round
  • Open Christmas - for 9.30am & 11.15am Masses, then closed.
  • Open New Year
  • Open on bank holidays

Parking & Transport

  • Railway station within 5 miles
  • Railway station within walking distance

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Located in at the top of Arundel Town Centre. Plenty of Pay & Display parking at Crown Yard and Mill Road Car Parks at the bottom of the hill. A fairly steep climb, albeit through a very interesting historic town centre!

Public Transport Directions

Located in at the top of Arundel Town Centre. Plenty of Pay & Display parking at Crown Yard and Mill Road Car Parks at the bottom of the hill. A fairly steep climb, albeit through a very interesting historic town centre!

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