Guidance on Visiting


Chichester Cathedral is open from 10.00am - 4.00pm every day. Entry is free, however donations are welcome.

We have made a number of changes to ensure that you can visit Chichester Cathedral safely. As a result the Cathedral has been awarded the “Good to Go” mark by Visit Britain. The UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark demonstrates to visitors that an organisation is following government and public health guidance in relation to COVID-19.

Map of the Cathedral Layout

#KnowBeforeYouGo: Things to know ahead of your visit...

We are supporting the NHS' Test & Trace.

As a result, we ask for you to 'check in' to the Cathedral by scanning the site QR code with the NHS Test & Trace smartphone app. If you are unable to register with the app, you can fill in a slip provided at our Test & Trace stand in the Cathedral Baptistry. *

We will operate a one-way system of entrance and exit to the building.

Please enter via the Cathedral's West Door and use 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.

We have set aside space for private prayer and reflection.

Votive stands will be available for you to light a candle. The Blessed Sacrament is reserved in The Lady Chapel, at the east end of the Cathedral, which is set aside for private prayer.

Public worship has returned to Chichester Cathedral.

We are delivering a revised schedule of services. Further details about attending for public worship can be found here.

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

  • To wear a face mask or covering;
  • To practice social distancing;
  • To avoid unnecessary contact;
  • To remember that if you or a member of your household is unwell, to stay at home.

Guided tours have returned to the Cathedral,

Chichester Cathedral offers a varied programme of guided tours, delivered by a team of enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Monday-Saturday inclusive. Pre-booking is essential. 


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.


Data that is collected by Chichester Cathedral for NHS Test and Trace will only be shared with NHS Test and Trace in the event of a local COVID-19 outbreak and to help minimise the transmission of COVID-19 and support public health and safety. To support NHS Test and Trace, records are held for 21 days. This reflects the incubation period for COVID-19 (which can be up to 14 days) and an additional 7 days to allow time for testing and tracing. After 21 days, this information is securely destroyed. If you have further questions please email: