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Wednesday, 14th February, 2024 at 7:30pm

A Valentine’s Evening Concert with Cellophonics

Featuring Bach – Barker – Puccini – and Piazzolla

Tickets: £17 – Children £7

Available at the Box Office : The Novium. Tower Street, Chichester PO19 1QH – Monday – Saturday 10am- 5pm

Sunday 10am-4pm  – www.the

Sunday, 10th September, 2023 at 3:0pm

The Consort of Twelve :  Leader: Julia Bishop

Jewels of Italycelebrating the golden era of Italian Baroque music

Geminiani: Vivaldi: Pergolesi: Sammartini : Pergolesi

Tickets: £15 (adult) £5 (student) £1 (child) from:

Phillip & Phillip Hairdressers , 7 Baffins Court, Baffins Lane, Chichester PO19 1UA

by post on 02392 214494 0r online @ www.

– or on the door.


                   St John’s Chapel, Chichester re-opens with :

                   Chichester International Film Festival 2023

Chichester Cinema at New Park in association with the Friends of St John’s Chapel, Chichester.

Friday, 25th August 2023  at 9:00pm : Doors open 8:15pm : tickets available on the door. 

The Phantom of the Opera , 1925 

One of the most eminent horror films ever made and perhaps even the most famous silent horror movie from that time – 1920’s. Lon Chaney starred in over 150 films (most of them silent ones) but he’ll always be remembered best for his role as Erik, the Phantom.

Even though the role was played by many respectable actors afterwards, Lon Chaney is – and remains – the one and only Phantom of the Opera.

Deep down in the catacombs below the Paris Opera building the phantom reigns in forgotten dungeons and underground lakes. After all these years of living in the opera, he has fallen in love with the unsuccessful, singer Christine – played by Mary Philbin.

With live organ accompaniment by Ben Hall, Head of Music, University of Chichester

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                 The Festival of Chichester 2022

                      is back at St John’s Chapel 

     Friday 24th June to Sunday 26th June 2022

Friday , 24th June 2022 at 7:30pm
All That Malarkey
Four dangerously good singers and a hilarious MC/pianist deliver a performance rich in glorious vocals, cheeky humour and operatic flamboyance. Fast becoming known for their classical re-imaginings of iconic hits, ATM are thrilled to be returning to the Festival of Chichester and St John’s Chapel with a host of new songs for 2022.
Tickets £13 Available on the door or at the Novium box office: or call 07722 824 696

Saturday, 25th June 2022 at 1:00pm – a lunch time concert
Hacia el Sur
Jonathan Ross Parkin
The multi-award winning classical guitarist Jonathan Ross Parkin will guide you through a surprising, dazzling and intimate portrait of the guitar’s journey through Bach’s Brandenburg and Beethoven’s Vienna towards its cultural and spiritual home ; with music by Rodrigo, Bach and Guiliani

No tickets: Free entry but donations please.

Saturday, 25th June 2022 at 7:30pm
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde
Isosceles in association with Useful Idiots
Adapted from the novel by Robert Louis Stevenson

Impressive…done in fine style… a very good version of a great story” – The Scotsman

Tickets £15 & £12
Available on the door or at the Novium box office:

Sunday, 26th June 2022 at 11:00 for coffee and cake : 11:30 concert
Ensemble Reza – A Tribute to Swing, Jazz, Blues and All That Jazz!
Come and join Chapel favourites Ensemble Reza for coffee and cake (11:00am) and a rousing lunchtime concert (11:30am).
Tickets £15: £13, £5 & £3:00 for 18 and under. Go to the for tickets or on the door.
Sunday, 26th June at 7:30pm
With a programme of music for everyone – whether you’re a general music lover or a ‘cello-holic’
Piazzolla, Fitzenhagen, Puccini, Pooper, Telemann, Guy Barker, Byrd
Tickets; £18 :Seniors £15: students £10 children £5.
from the Novium Box Office

Saturday, 28th May 2022 at 7:30pm

The Beauty of the Earth

Beautiful choral music celebrating nature
Performed by professional singers and featuring Britten’s Five Flower Songs
Tickets £18 : available from ndekker -or on the door
Interval drinks by donation
Generously sponsored by the Dekker Trust -(Reg 1185529) – in aid of Stonepillow – helping homeless people
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Saturday, 21st May 2022 at 7:30pm

Piacere String Quartet

The Piacere Quartet will be performing string quartets by Mozart, Haydn and Mendelssohn at St John’s Chapel on Saturday 21st May 2022 at 7.30 pm.

Local musicians Inna Erskine, Michael Sullivan, Phyllida Maude-Roxby and Nigel McNestry hope that you will be able to join us

Mozart               No 17 Bflat Major ‘The Hunt’
Haydn                Op74 No2
Mendelssohn  No2 in A minor

Adults:£12 in advance (£14 on the door)
Students (NUS)/Seniors : £10 (£12 on the door)
Children (under 16) : Free
Discounted tickets available in advance via Eventbrite
Full price tickets available on the door

Saturday, 30th April 2022 at 7:00pm

A Concert for Ukraine..

The Friends of St John’s Chapel working with local charity Sanctuary in Chichester
and the musicians of Ensemble Reza present a fund-raising concert in aid of the people of Ukraine.
The concert will be free but there will be a collection which will go direct to the the Disasters Emergency Committee Humanitarian Appeal

More than 4 million people have fled Ukraine since the conflict began.Leaving behind jobs, belongings and loved ones, they now face an increasingly uncertain future.

    • £30 could provide essential hygiene supplies for three people for one month
    • £50 could provide blankets for four families
    • £100 could provide emergency food for two families for one month

……We hope you will want to support this hugely worthy cause….



Sunday, 13th March 2022  3:00pm 

University of Chichester Baroque Ensemble  Director Julia Bishop


Bach Suite No.2 in B Minor
Vivaldi Concerto in B Minor for 4 violins Op.3 No.10
Bach Brandenberg Concerto No 4

Tickets on the door: £10 and concessions; Students and children free.


Sunday, 19th December 2021 at 7:0pm

All that Malarkey present their unique blend of Christmas cabaret

Tickets £13:00 from or St Olav’s Bookshop, North Street Chichester
Also available on the door or to reserve call 07722824696

Sunday 19th September 2021 at 3pm and 6pm

Consort of Twelve

Beyond the Seasons : Vivaldi and Bach 

Tickets £12 by post telephone 02392 214494 and online at


Saturday, 11th September 2021 09:00  to 17:00

Annual ‘Ride & Stride ‘ event in aid of Sussex Historic Churches Trust –

‘Riders and Striders’ can sign in at St John’s throughout the day – 09:00 to 17:00


© St John's Chapel Chichester 2017