Good Friday Services

All are welcome to join our special services during Holy Week & Easter.

  • 8:30am - Mattins said
  • 9:30am - The Easter Story Retold: A Good Friday Service for Children, Families and Caregivers
    In this special service for children, families and caregivers, we follow in the footsteps of Jesus from Palm Sunday to Good Friday, pausing at different places in the Cathedral to remember the path to Calvary that Jesus followed.
    The service will end with Hot Cross Buns.
  • 12:00pm - Three Hours' Devotion live-streamed
    Led by The Reverend Canon Simon Holland, Interim Dean
  • 1:30pm - The Liturgy of the Passion live-streamed
    The Cathedral Choir sings the account of the trial and crucifixion of Jesus in The Liturgy of the Passion, and we are invited to pray before the cross.
  • 3:30pm - Evening Prayersaid

Click here to view the livestream

Faithful Cross! above all other,
one and only noble Tree!
None in foliage, none in blossom,
none in fruit thy peer may be;
sweetest wood and sweetest iron!
sweetest weight is hung on thee.

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Who can attend a service at the Cathedral?

Everyone is welcome to attend services at Chichester Cathedral. For many, this may be their first time visiting the Cathedral. We look forward to meeting you very soon!

Do I need a ticket for this service?

No booking required - general seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Access and facilities
  • Toilet facilities are available in the Cathedral (including an accessible toilet with changing facilities). 
  • Ramps throughout the Cathedral allow step-free access.
  • A hearing loop system is available.
  • There are a limited number of Disabled parking spaces situated on the approach to the Cathedral via West Street. These spaces can be used free of charge provided the vehicle is displaying a disabled person's badge and the registered disabled person is driving or is a passenger.
  • Guide, Therapy and Assistance Dogs are welcome in the Cathedral for services.