At the end of February I had to opportunity to visit Chichester Cathedral.
Arriving in Chichester by train, I walked to the Cathedral. After a brief walk around the building, lunch was in order. Due to work being undertaken in the Cloisters Cafe, lunch was being served in Vicars’ Hall. After an excellent lunch, I had a walk around the ground, towards the Bishop’s Garden.
The southern boundary of the garden, is the Chichester Wall. On this occasion I did not walk around the city on the walls.
A feature of the cathedral is the spire, it was added in the 14th century, being repaired in the 17th century by Sir Christopher Wren and survived a lightning strike in the 18th century. In 1861 the spire collapsed. Sir George Gilbert Scott was appointed to rebuild the spire which was completed in 1866.
Before leaving Chichester Cathedral, I stayed for Choral Evensong, sung by the Cahtedral Choir, directed by the Master of the Choristers. Charles Harrison, with the organ played by the Assistant Organist, Timothy Ravalde.
Leaving the cathedral I passed Chichester Cross on the return walk to the railway station.