Diocese of Chichester

Cathedral completes roof project

A service of thanks has been held to mark the completion of the Cathedral's roof restoration project which started in 2018.

On 29 nov 2023

In Diocese of Chichester

By comms

In 2018 the Cathedral's Restoration and Development Trust launched a campaign to repair the Cathedral’s high roofs. 

The estimated cost of the work was £5.8 million. The Cathedral receives no statutory funding, so the Trust created a starting fund of £1.7 million, before launching an appeal, which successfully secured the remainder thanks to the support from individuals and Charitable Trusts, including The Wolfson Foundation, who made a generous contribution to the final phase.

A special Choral Evensong took place on Sunday 26th November to give thanks for the successful completion of the Cathedral's roofing and lighting projects (including DBR Limited, Ellis & Co, Alltask, MSE Group Ltd, CBG Light Perceptions, and Lutron) as well as those who planned and funded them.

With the roof project now complete, the Cathedral’s Restoration Planning Group is developing projects to improve accessibility around the Cathedral and estate and continues to reduce the environmental impact as they work towards their goal of being Carbon Neutral by 2030.

You can read more about this project on the cathedral website here

Pictured: A service of Choral Evensong was attended by the Bishop of Chichester the Right Reverend Dr Martin Warner, The Dean, The Very Reverend Simon Holland, and Patron of the roof restoration project Dame Patricia Routledge.