01243 537526 | Graylingwell Chapel, Graylingwell Park, Chichester, PO19 6BZ

A place to nurture the spirit

The Heritage at the Heart of Graylingwell project will convert Graylingwell Chapel to a new use as a vibrant community resource. We will conserve and enhance this unique listed building by restoring the building while reconfiguring the space to be flexible and welcoming. 

At the heart of our project is the vision to complement the Chapel’s unique layout and original purpose as an asylum church with new structures that enhance the architecture. Using the building and the surrounding site, we will tell the fascinating story of Graylingwell Hospital through a varied activity programme, exhibitions and interactives.

“Graylingwell Chapel will play an essential role in our community here. It is part of the identity and history of the area and the success of this project will impact on the sense of community for people living locally and have a positive impact on the local economy.” – Clare de Bathe, CCDT Trust Director

Press Release: Historic Mental Health Care Gives Voice to Unique New Work

£1.3m National Lottery grant awarded to Chichester’s fascinating Graylingwell Park Chapel conversion Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) has been successful in its bid to receive a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £1.3 million to develop and return Graylingwell Chapel to life. A century old site that played a key role in pioneering mental health… Read More >>

Community engagement in design: The story of Graylingwell Chapel

Graylingell Chapel is a building with a rich history, currently under the custodianship of Chichester Community Development Trust. The film tells the story of how the development of the Chapel started, and how the community engagement process was organised to ensure that the plans take into consideration the needs and aspirations of the local community.… Read More >>

Press release: Permission granted to transform a key Chichester heritage site

An inspirational project designed to bring members of Chichester’s community together in their shared history and communal future has moved an important step closer to completion.  Chichester District Council has granted Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) planning permission to convert the beautiful Graylingwell Chapel, previously part of the Graylingwell Hospital, into a multi-purpose heritage activity… Read More >>

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