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Screen between Nave and Chancel

Chichester Cathedral – 29 February 2016

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At the end of February I had to opportunity to visit Chichester Cathedral.

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral
29 February 2016

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.

Water feature in Bishops Garden

Water feature in Bishops Garden
29 February 2016

Palm Tree in Bishops Garden

Palm Tree in Bishops Garden
29 February 2016

The southern boundary of the garden, is the Chichester Wall. On this occasion I did not walk around the city on the walls.

Chichester Cathedral from the south.

Chichester Cathedral from the south.
29 February 2016

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.

High Altar

High Altar
29 February 2016

Looking west into the nave from the crossing

Looking west into the nave from the crossing
29 February 2016

The choir stalls from the High Altar

The choir stalls from the High Altar
29 February 2016

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.

Chichester Cathedral Organ

Chichester Cathedral Organ
29 February 2016

Chichester Cathedral Choir Stalls

Chichester Cathedral Choir Stalls
29 February 2016

Leaving the cathedral I passed Chichester Cross on the return walk to the railway station.

Evening at Chichester Cross

Evening at Chichester Cross
29 February 2016

Author: Stewart

An instrumentation engineer who enjoys photography and singing. Working in the West of Scotland; a member of St Mary's Cathedral Glasgow and Southwark Cathedral; and a volunteer guard/signalman on the Ffestiniog Railway in North Wales.

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