Chichester Cathedral


Type:Cathedral / Minister

West Street, Chichester, West Sussex, PO19 1RP

Tel: 01243 813586

Chichester Cathedral


The magnificent 940 year old Chichester Cathedral is a living church with a spire that dominates the horizon for miles around.
Step into iconic moments of English history: the Roman market city of Chichester; King Henry VIII’s Dissolution of the Monasteries (1530s); the Civil War  and siege of Chichester (1642) and much more.

At Chichester Cathedral medieval stone carvings sit alongside world famous contemporary works of art from the likes of Graham Sutherland, Marc Chagall and Ursula Benker-Schirmer - to name but a few. There’s something for everyone to discover!

The Cloisters Kitchen & Garden is a new dining experience within the Cathedral’s 600 year old Cloisters. Enjoy delicious, freshly handmade seasonal menu and locally roasted coffee. 

Chichester Cathedral is open Monday - Saturday (9.00am - 5.00pm) and Sunday (12.30 - 2.30pm). Entry to the Cathedral is free, donations are welcome.

Delivered by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable Guides, our Tours encompass all aspects of the Cathedral including its history, art and architecture.  Tours take place Monday - Saturday, 11.30am and 2.30pm. Spaces cost £5.00 per person. Tours for large groups (over 6 people ) are asked to book in advance.

The Cathedral is a living place of worship, and hosts a schedule of services that all are welcome to attend. Choral Evensong is at 5.30pm during term-time. The service is sung by the Cathedral’s world-renowned Choir and takes place in the historic Quire, with the wooden stalls dating back to the 1330s.

The Cathedral also hosts a vibrant programme of music, art and events, as well as activities for children and families. See their website for further details.

Groups of any size are invited to explore the Cathedral. Groups of 6 or over are asked to pre-book so that we can make sure the Cathedral is available for your visit, whether that be self-guided or with one of our expert Guides. Please note that there is a booking charge.

Get in touch to book your visit:

T: 01243 813586


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

Chichester can be reached by A27, A286, by train or by bus. The Cathedral is in centre of city and is well signposted from all car parks.Local buses stop right outside.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station: Chichester


  • Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction VB Attraction


  • Visit England Awards -Code of Practice Code of Practice 2012
  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Silver 2024

Opening Times

2024 - Opening (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

* 7.15am - 6.30pm (Monday to Saturday) 7.15am - 5.00pm (Sunday).

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Chichester CathedralChichester Cathedral, ChichesterIn the heart of the city, this fine Cathedral has been a centre of Christian worship and community life for more than 900 years and is the site of the Shrine of St Richard of Chichester.