Some staff at Chichester Cathedral face redundancies amid a sharp reduction in all of its main income streams, it has announced.
Officials said they saw no sudden return to normality in sight and that the decisions they were taking were a “source of pain and regret for us”.
It includes the permanent closure of the cathedral café. Cathedral officials said there had been a steady decline in customers and the existing cafe model was “no longer sustainable”.
It said in a statement: “To keep it open in these circumstances would cost a substantial amount and running a heavily subsidised café is not the right thing for the cathedral to do.
"The cathedral will continue to provide a hospitable welcome to visitors and worshippers, but will not itself be able to provide refreshments.”
In addition, the cathedral shop will close but it will return “in a new form when the time is right” and when the cathedral is again welcoming substantial numbers of visitors, the statement added.