Peace Doves

Chichester Cathedral is thrilled to be hosting artist Peter Walker's immersive installation, Peace Doves from 30th September - 14th October & 21st October - 12th November with a number of special evening viewings & events.

This artwork is made up of fifteen thousand individually handmade paper doves which are suspended above the Cathedral’s historic Nave. Each dove contains a message of peace, love and hope, written by local community groups, schools and members of the public.

Ahead of the exhibition over one hundred schools and community groups from across West Sussex, as well as the general public, will write a messages of peace, love and hope on their paper dove before being returned to the Cathedral for the exhibition, taking place from 30th September - 14th October & 21st October - 12th November 2023.

Peace Doves will be supported by a programme of events for people of all ages, including weekly story-telling under the Doves for under fives, silent discos and special evening viewings, when visitors will be able to experience the installation by twilight, and set to music by Composer David Harper.

Admission to the Cathedral is by donation and booking is not required.

When planning your visit, please be mindful of closures as we celebrate graduations, complete essential repairs and host special events.