This Wednesday (16th June) is the Feast of Saint Richard, our own Saint and a Bishop here at Chichester Cathedral in the 13th century.
Also known locally as Sussex Day, the occasion has become known for celebrating the life of East and West Sussex. Read on below to find out how you can mark the day.
Take a pilgrimage, in-person and online
The Shrine of St Richard here at the Cathedral, which contains the Saint's relics behind the High Altar, is considered by some to be the third most important in the land, after the shrines of St Thomas à Becket at Canterbury and Our Lady at Walsingham. Over the centuries, it has drawn many to the city and today remains a space for prayer and reflection.
Last year we also developed a Virtual Pilgrimage, from the Cathedral’s West Door to the historic Shrine. This is an opportunity to discover more about the well-trodden route and the history of the many Chapels, objects and art along the way, and also - we hope - to be a source of comfort and hope for you at home. Find out more >>
Join a service, in-person and online
There will be a special service on Wednesday 16th June at 5.30pm. The service will also be streamed to the Cathedral website, Facebook and YouTube pages. See our upcoming services >>
Learning resources for families and children
Families and children are invited to take part in our online activity exploring the statue of Saint Richard. This statue was made in 2000 by Philip Jackson, a leading figurative sculptor responsible for many public sculptures in the UK. He is known for his ability to convey the human condition through skilful use of body language. Take part >>