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Important Notice: 5th December 2020

We’re pleased to say the Chapel has re-opened for visitors Wednesday and Saturday 10:00am to 4:00pm from Saturday 5th December 2020

This website describes the Chapel and its activities in some detail: we hope you will find it useful. To join the Friends of St John’s Chapel or to make a donation towards its upkeep please use the Contact page.

More information about the work of The Churches Conservation Trust can be found at The Churches Conservation Trust


Important Notice: 30th September 2020 
The Chapel is now open to visitors again…
After a prolonged closure due to Covid-19 we are delighted to say the Chapel has re-opened for visitors – taking the necessary social-distancing measures and restricted to a maximum of six visitors at any one time. The Chapel will be open to visitors 10:00am to 4:00pm every Wednesday and Saturday for the foreseeable future. We look forward to welcoming our Friends and visitors back to the Chapel. St John’s Chapel is a cornerstone of Chichester’s Georgian heritage and one of the family of over 350 churches and chapels throughout England that are looked after by a national charity – The Churches Conservation Trust
Important Notice: COVID-19
Due to the impact of the COVID-19 virus and on the advice of The Churches Conservation Trust it has been decided to close St John’s Chapel to all visitors until further notice. We regret having to do this – the Friends of the Chapel keep it open almost every day, 365 days a year – but in the circumstances it’s the safest option for our Friends’ volunteers, and for all our visitors.
Sadly, the Festival of Chichester 2020, (13th June-12th July), which uses the Chapel as one of its principal venues, has been cancelled. But we look forward to re-opening our doors and welcoming back our Friends and visitors.
St John’s Chapel is a rare example of a Georgian proprietary chapel now in the care of the The Churches Conservation Trust, a national charity that looks after over 350 important redundant churches throughout England, including seven in Sussex.

The Friends of St John’s Chapel is a voluntary group that works in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust to secure the future of the chapel by helping to maintain it, raise awareness of it and by looking for opportunities to promote and extend its use to a wider public. The Chapel is the focus for a wide range of cultural and arts events throughout the year: it is also one of the principal venues for the annual Festival of Chichester; see our Gallery pages for some of our past events.

Volunteer Friends make every effort to open the chapel to visitors 7 days a week throughout the year: Opening times 10:00am to 4:00pm. If you arrive and find the chapel closed please contact the secretary.

To Become a Friend of St John’s go to Support Us

To Hire the Chapel for concerts, exhibitions and private events go to Contact

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