Chichester Cathedral – Things to Look Out for in 2014

Here at Crouchers Country Hotel we have had many guests visiting our luxury accommodation with plans to see Chichester Cathedral. If you haven’t already visited the Cathedral, it should be on your to-do list for 2014 because it is a sight to behold.

Chichester Cathedral (The Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity) was founded as a cathedral in 1075. The fine architecture is in both Norman and Gothic styles. People visit the Cathedral for all sorts of reasons. Naturally, it attracts many worshippers as it is the seat of the Anglican Bishop of Chichester, but the Cathedral is also popular amongst people of all faiths and tourists, because there is so much to see and do there.


There are a variety of concerts held at the Cathedral from the Chichester Singers to the Violas Ascendant. If you would like to find out more, take a look at the Cathedral’s evening concerts guide. Music is an important part of the Cathedral’s daily life, with the Cathedral Choir and visiting choirs providing inspirational music to accompany the services as well as the range of more secular concerts and events on offer.


There are many interesting talks held at the cathedral over the year on a wide range of topics. On the 29th January Dr Ross Wilson will lead a discussion on remembering 1914 and the Great War in Britain, and on the 13th February Professor Peter Billingham of the University of Winchester will offer a lecture on “Pacifism, Politics and Theatre in the Time of War”. Both of these will no doubt be fascinating, memorable and educational, and well worth attending.

Festival of Flowers

2014 also brings the 10th anniversary of The Festival of Flowers. With a theme of ‘The Music Makers’, It will no doubt be a spectacular floral event. Every year this stunning and inspirational floral display attracts locals and overseas visitors alike who wish to see the beautiful arrangements. This event takes place on 29th, 30th and 31st May 2014 so be sure to put those dates into your diary.

The cathedral is open from 7.15 am to 6.00pm in the winter months and 7.00pm in the summer. Guided tours are popular amongst tourists and are free of charge.

If you are interested in a visit and are looking for Chichester hotels then get in touch with us at Crouchers Country Hotel, and we’ll be happy to help you book a delightful stay within easy reach of this historic attraction.

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