Guidance on Visiting


From Saturday 1st August Chichester Cathedral will be open from 10.00am - 4.00pm. 

We have made a number of changes to ensure that you can visit our historic site safely. Measures in place to limit the spread of COVID-19 include the provision of hand sanitiser stations, an enhanced cleaning regime and all Cathedral staff and volunteers will be wearing face masks.  

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.

We are also delivering a revised schedule of services. Further details about attending for public worship can be found here.RGB%20Map-01.jpg

Things to know ahead of your visit...

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

Please enter via the Cathedral's 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.

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 wear a face mask or covering
  • 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.


Download our full Risk Assessment.



Last updated: 29/07/20