History of the Restoration & Development Trust

The Cathedral Chapter created the Chichester Cathedral Restoration & Development Trust in 1980 and since its inception the Trust has raised over £11 million towards the vital restoration and development needs of the Cathedral.

Looking back over the life of the Trust, it is unlikely that there is any part of the Cathedral, inside or out, that has not benefited from its work. Naves, transepts, aisles, cloisters, clerestories, the spire, towers, organs, and windows, have all received painstaking and costly restoration effort over the years - and will need support again in the future.

Completed restoration of the western arm of the Cloisters
Cathedral under scaffolding
Craftsman at work
Restored Lambert Barnard Painting in North Transept
North West Tower re-roofing in progress