Guidance on Visiting

Chichester Cathedral is open for visiting Monday - Saturday (9.00am - 5.00pm) and Sunday (12.00pm - 2.00pm).

Please see our Upcoming Closures prior to your visit.

#KnowBeforeYouGo Things to know ahead of your visit

From 27th of January 2022, it is no longer a legal requirement to wear a face covering within a Place of Worship. We do suggest that visitors continue to wear a face covering while in the Cathedral. We politely ask you to respect others who may wish to social distance.

Entering the building.

Please enter via the Cathedral's West Door. 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.


There are nine cubicles (including one accessible) and each includes a wash basin and hand-drier. These new facilities replace the old 'Treasury Toilets' off the South West Lawn.

Welcome Leaflet

Take a look at our welcome leaflet to familiarise yourself with the cathedral grounds, and help plan your visit.

Risk Assessment - Chichester Cathedral
Risk Assessment - Appendix B