The Shrine of St Richard, our own Saint and a Bishop here in the 13th century, was one of the most important for pilgrims to visit during the medieval period. Today, thousands of people still come each year to pray at the Shrine.
The large tapestry is by the German artist Ursula Benker-Schirmer and co-created with students from West Dean College, near Chichester. This vibrant tapestry contains symbols, biblical in origin, relating to the life of St Richard.
The Icon of St Richard, positioned above the candle stand, was paid for by the Chichester Cathedral Friends and created by the artist Sergei Fyodorov, one of the foremost living icon-painters. The painting depicts Richard with his hand raised in blessing towards the viewer.