Offering engaging opportunities for people with support needs is really important to us.
Accessible Guided tour
Our accessible guided tour is a shortened and more interactive version of our standard guided tour. The tour appeals to the senses through touch, sight and sound, exploring objects, focusing on Cathedral features and listening to music. This tour is appropriate for a range of our visitors including people living with Dementia or people living with other neurological impairment.
Dementia Friendly Carol Service
Join us on Monday 2nd or Tuesday 3rd December 2019 at 2.30pm for a Carol Service that is designed to be dementia friendly and accessible for those with a range of support needs. The service lasts 30-40 minutes and involves the Christmas story being told through short bible readings and popular carols. Children from a local primary school help tell the story through creating a tableau. Donkeys also make an appearance, visiting from the Hayling Island Donkey Sanctuary. This event is followed by tea and mincepies!
There are limited places available so please do book in advance – see below for details.
Access through Art
We run a monthly art workshop in partnership with Pallant House Gallery, providing members of the Gallery’s Community Programme with the opportunity to explore and discover the Cathedral through art in a variety of media. Pallant House Gallery’s pioneering Community Programme provides people with disabilities, health issues and those who are isolated with meaningful and long-term opportunities to increase their confidence and improve their health through their interest in art.
Art Views@Chichester Cathedral
Thursday 13th June 2019 from 1.30-3.30pm
Thursday 3rd October 2019 1.30-3.30pm
Art views is an opportunity to look at and discuss a selected work of art in Chichester Cathedral. Share your thoughts and enjoy hearing other people's responses, with a facilitator from Pallant House Gallery. The session is open to anyone interested in joining the art discussion and is also dementia friendly. Followed by tea and cake in the Eastern Arm. £3.50 per person. Booking is essential.
If you are interested in any of the activities mentioned on this page or would like to discuss tailoring a visit especially for a group of adults with specific support needs, please get in touch with Sue Poil, Schools and Adults Officer on 01243 812497 or firstname.lastname@example.org