Chichester Cathedral


Blessed Sacrament windowChichester Cathedral
West Sussex, PO19 1RP

Travel information

By Car:
Approach from the M27 (A27) and turn Northwards at one of the bypass roundabout following signs for the City centre.

Vehicular access and on street parking is restricted in Chichester and visitors arriving by car should aim for one of the many public car parks around the City (click for plan)

By Coach:
Coaches should approach from the West side of the City and head for West Street where there is a drop off point for coaches adjacent to the Cathedral precinct with its impressive statue of St Richard.

By Train:
Leaving the Railway Station on foot, turn left into Southgate. Walk straight ahead into South Street and follow the road to the Market Cross. Turn left into West Street and continue to the far end of the Cathedral for the main West door entrance. Alternatively, turn immediately left and walk across the Cathedral Green for access into the cloisters for Cloisters Cafe and The Royal Chantry (Cathedral Offices).


City car and coach parks nearby. Drop off point in West Street directly outside the Cathedral. Disabled parking bays in West Street.

Visitor Hours

Open daily 07.15 - 19.00 (summer), 07.15 - 18.00 (winter). All are welcome and entry is free.


Free Entry.

Arranged visits

Guided Tours

Guided tours for individuals and small groups normally Monday to Saturday 11.15 and 14.30, Easter Monday to end of October. A Roving Guide is available, morning and afternoon, throughout the year. Information Desk staff are pleased to provide information on the history, architecture and daily events in the Cathedral.

Arrangements for all group visits should be made in advance with the Visitors Officer Telephone: +44 (0)1243 782595. Visits from school groups are welcomed, by arrangement with the Education Officer: Telephone: +44 (0)1243 812497).


If you wish to bring a group to visit the cathedral our guides can provide general or specialist tours.

Our specialist tours include: Cathedral Music, The Art of Chichester Cathedral, Stained Glass, Embroidery in the Cathedral, Monuments of the Cathedral, Architecture of the Cathedral, Behind the Scenes.

Our Visitor Services Officer (01243 812482) would be happy to discuss your group’s arrangements and help organise a visit that suits your group.

School Visits

Please use our online form to request booking.



Sunday 08.00, 10.00, 11.00 and 15.30
Saturday 08.00, 12.00 and 17.30
Daily 07.30, 08.00 and 17.30
Visitors are most welcome to attend any of the daily services.


Worship page


Events page


    A few steps from the Cathedral is the spacious Cloisters Cafe, with a terrace and walled garden. Delicious home made food ranging from tea and cake to light snacks and indulgent lunches.

    Cloisters Shop is located next door to the cafe, selling many unique items and one or two quirky ones too.

    Vicars’ Hall, Alexandra Room and George Bell House. If you are looking for a venue with elegance, character and ambiance, set within a unique location - then we have a choice of venues to suit any occasion. Whether it is a small social gathering, a large formal corporate event, wedding reception or dinner, we have the perfect location to match your requirements.

    George Bell House - A beautiful 8 bedroom house in the historic Cathedral grounds. A stay at George Bell House offers the convenience of a city centre location within the tranquil setting of the Cathedral precincts. An ideal location from whichto explore the historic city of Chichester.

Facilities for disabled

    Level access into the Cathedral is available through the South West Door. Loop system during Cathedral services; touch and hearing centre. Guide dogs only. Toilets for disabled visitors are available.

Further information


The Visitor Services Officer

Telephone number

01243 812482

Email address

Facsimile number

01243 812499

Website address

Chichester Cathedral