Cathedral is a classic Norman building with its round arch windows and west facing
The cathedral's history dates back to 681 when Saint Wilfred
brought Christianity to Sussex.
He established a Cathedral in Selsey, near
The See of Chichester was established in 1075 and by 1076 work
on building the present cathedral was begun.
The construction was completed
under Bishop Luffa in time for its consecration to the Holy Trinity in 1108.
stone for the cathedral was initially brought from the Isle of Wight, and then
from Normandy in France.
A spire was faintly added in the 15th Century
but this collapsed after 400 years, only to be replaced by today's spire by the
Once inside the cathedral, visitors can enjoy the intricate
stonework of one of its amazing treasures - the Chichester Sculptures.
sculptures are amongst the most important in church craftsmanship, telling religious
stories including that of the raising of Lazarus.
Coming up to date, Chichester
Cathedral is also famous for its modern art.
Amongst its treasures are a
stained glass window by Marc Chagall, a tapestry by John Piper and a painting
by Graham Sutherland.
Take a 3-D
tour of the cathedral.