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History of the Friends

The History of Chichester Cathedral Friends
The History of Chichester Cathedral Friends

Chichester Cathedral  has had "Friends" since 1939 and over the years it has been a story of evolution.  The first 70 years are described in the booklet "The Friends of Chichester Cathedral 1939 - 2009" written by the late Anne Blakeney.  

Click here to download booklet.

In 2014 following a detailed review of the Friends' role and future development, a new charity, Chichester Cathedral Friends was created.  This latest evolutionary step will enable the Friends to continue and develop further its focus on supporting the Cathedral and its Mission and Ministry.

Of particular importance is our involvement in the creation and successful implementation of School Friends.  Click here to find out more about the School Friends.

Cathedral Choristers
Cathedral Choristers

Over the years, the Friends has supported music in the Cathedral in a variety of ways.  Examples include the purchase of the Cathedral's grand piano and a nave screen with cameras in the organ loft, both greatly appreciated by concert goers.  We also underwrite the production of choir recordings and organise holidays to coincide and support choir tours.

Click here to buy tickets for Friends Events
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