Welcome to the Chichester Society

The Chichester Society exists to celebrate the attractions of our City and make sure they stay attractive.

And what attractions we have to offer!

  • One of the first Roman towns in Britain;
  • Cathedral with Norman origins;
  • Handsome 18th / 19th Century townscape;
  • Internationally famous theatre and art gallery;
  • Highly-rated modern University, College of arts & technology;
  • Active and high-standard literary and cultural scene;
  • Proximity to beaches, harbour and yachting centre;
  • Gateway town to the South Downs National Park;
  • All the attractions of Goodwood;
  • Benign micro-climate.

The Society was founded in October 1973 at a public meeting called by artist David Goodman to protest against the wholesale demolition of parts of the city. This was followed by a Town Meeting held in the Cathedral in June 1974 attended by some 1,500 citizens.

David Goodman – The Society’s Founder
The Society did much  then and since to confront such threats and you can see more on our archive page.
Present membership exceeds 700.  A list of past and present Executive Committee Officers of the Society can be found here

Now visit our ‘About‘ page to see what what we offer via this website!

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Cathedral from Bishops Garden  (click to enlarge)
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Bowling green Priory Park (click to enlarge)

 

 

Market day
Market day (click to enlarge)