Guidance on Visiting

Chichester Cathedral will be open daily for individual private prayer from Monday 15th June, between 12.00 – 4.00pm.

We have made a number of changes to ensure that you can visit us safely. These includes a revised route of access, restricted to the Cathedral Nave and side Chapels.

The Cathedral will be open for public worship from Sunday 5th July 2020. We encourage you to reserve your seat in advance. Further details about attending for public worship can be found here.


Things to know ahead of your visit...

We will operate a one-way system of entrance and exit to the building. Please queue at West Door using the social distance markers outlined on the floor.All other entrances and exits to the building will remain closed, apart from the Cathedral’s accessible entrance. This route will be continually monitored to ensure everyone’s safety.

The Cathedral can normally hold up to 450 in the Cathedral Nave people, but we will be limiting visitors to a maximum of 60 at one time

Votive stands will be available for you to light a candle. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in Saint Clements Chapel off the of the South Aisle, which is set aside for private prayer.

When visiting, please follow the Government’s guidance, which includes:

  • To practice social distancing (at least 2 metres)
  • To avoid unnecessary contact
  • To remember that if you or a member of your household is unwell, to stay at home

Respect the rules, protect each other and enjoy your visit.


The Cathedral’s on-site toilets are currently closed. The nearest public toilets are available opposite the Cathedral on Tower Street.

The Café and Shop are closed.



Last updated: 12/06/20