Church of England Diocese of Chichester Cathedral Ex. Par

Facilities and features

Click on the tags below to learn more about each.


Baby Changing Facilities

Small rack adjacent to the main West Door, more racks on West Street adjacent to the Cathedral.

Accessible toilets are available in the Cloisters Café and also just off the Cathedral Green.

Ramped entrance

A hearing loop system is available in the Cathedral during services.

Large print Welcome Leaflets are available at the entrance to the Cathedral – please ask one of the volunteers or staff.

Large print Orders of Service are available for all our major services and Sunday Eucharist. With 48 hours notice, large print information can be provided for most of our other services too. To use this facility, please contact 01243 812488 or email: [email protected]

Guide, Therapy and Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Cathedral and in the Café and Shop - these types of dogs can accompany you throughout your entire visit.

Pet dogs are not permitted in the Café but well-behaved dogs on leads are welcome in the Cathedral Grounds, the Cloisters and in the Café Garden. Our Café team can also provide drinking bowls and water.

Our Building

Listed Building

Music and Worship

Bell Ringing

Please see the Cathedral website for details of all concerts.

Book of Common Prayer Services

Please see the Cathedral website for full details about the Choir.

Groups, Courses and Activities

The Cathedral Friends hold a regular monthly coffee morning which is open to all. Please see the Cathedral website for full details.

A number of events are held throughout the year, please see the Cathedral website for full details.

Help for Visitors

Free guided tours for small groups run at 11.15am and 2.30pm from Monday to Saturday – tours last about an hour and there’s no need to book. For larger groups or to discuss a specialist tour, please contact the Cathedral in advance.

Welcome leaflet with suggested walking route.

The Cloisters Cafe serves delicious homemade food ranges from breakfast to afternoon tea, light snacks and indulgent lunches, as well as a tasty selection of affordable children’s meals. The Café serves freshly cooked food using ingredients from fair trade and local suppliers. Please check the website for opening times.

The shop sells distinctive Cathedral souvenirs, unique jewellery created by local designers, Fairtrade gifts, traditional toys and sacred music. There is also a wide selection of books ranging from local interest titles to spirituality. Please check the website for opening times.

Church Open

Other Features

A Foodbank collection point is located in the Reception Office.

Audio-Visual Facilities

For details of spaces to hire, please visit the Cathedral website.