Diocese of Chichester

Date for your diary -

The next Black History Month service will take place in Chichester Cathedral on 7th October 2023 at 11am. 
Black History Month
Black History Month service in 2022 with the Zinafe Choir at Chichester Cathedral

Addressing the social injustice of racism is a vital way churches can work together to ensure the flourishing of all. 

In the Diocese of Chichester, the Racial Justice Task Force is committed to working together on the journey of seeking racial justice – both within the church and in wider society.

On these pages you will find regular updates and all the information, guidance and resources to help your parish address Racial Justice issues in our communities. 

Who are the Racial Justice Officers in the Diocese?

Godfrey Kesari and Martha Mutikani were commissioned on 8th October 2022 (Read it here ) and they can be contacted on this email address


Junior Racial Justice Ambassadors

The Racial Justice Officers are keen to explore new ways for young people to get involved with this important work in our church and school communities. We need more young ambassadors across the county. If you are interested in becoming a Junior Racial Justice Ambassador, let you school know and ask them to contact one of the Racial Justice Officers

Racial Justice Sunday 2024 - resources will be available here

Please keep a look out on our news and events pages for the latest news on racial justice

Diversity Day at Steyning Grammar School

Hundreds of pupils from local primary schools gathered at Steyning Grammar school last month (February 2023) to take part in a Racial Justice and Diversity Day. The day was so successful that there are now plans to see similar events in other schools across Sussex.

A report on the day can be read here

Racial Justice Strategy can be found here

Racial Justice  Group Terms of Reference here

Chichester Diocese Committment to Anti Racism here

The Stephen Lawrence Foundation - Legacy for change 30 years on.

The Foundation, established amid unprecedented growing global awareness of racial inequality, exists to inspire a more equitable, inclusive society, and to foster opportunities for marginalised young people in the UK. Click here to read more