An Update from Chichester Cathedral
March 18 - April 30
An Update From Chichester Cathedral
Over the last year, Chichester Cathedral faced many challenges and developed new means of staying connected with the wider community and providing means of support and resources.
When public worship was suspended last March, the Cathedral began live-streaming a weekly Sunday service. As limited public worship returned, additional services continue to be live-streamed and made available on the Cathedral’s website. Other special services are live-streamed including those on Remembrance Sunday, Advent & Christmas, Holy Week and more.
The Cathedral developed resources for worship and prayer at home, and has run online lectures, concerts, choral music, and arts events.
It has continued to support its partners including Chichester District Foodbank, UK Harvest and Stonepillow. Earlier this year with the Sussex Pub Group and Pallant House Gallery, the Cathedral launched the Friday Lunch Club which offered a free two course lunch to vulnerable or isolated residents in the city.
As we look forward to the easing of restrictions, the Cathedral hopes to welcome back more worshippers, visitors and other groups in the coming months.
Like many other institutions there have been serious financial implications: one important way of providing regular support is through the Chichester Cathedral Friends. Through project funding the Friends have made considerable contributions in maintaining and improving facilities and services and developing the Cathedral’s mission.
Current projects cover all areas of Cathedral life, including new toilet facilities in the North Transept (currently facilities are only available outside), new IT infrastructure, and improved Cathedral lighting.
In normal times, the Friends like to socialise and have fun too! Events throughout the year include talks, day trips, lunches and holidays. Joining the Friends is a way to enjoy new experiences and friendships whilst supporting the Cathedral’s work and sacred heritage.
For further information, please visit www.chichestercathedral.org.uk For details of the Friends scroll down the home page and find details under “Cathedral for the Community.”
Also, we have just published details of all our activities for Holy Week, so you may wish to include a reference to this as well, if timing is appropriate:
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