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

The Novium Museum celebrates the heritage at the heart of Graylingwell

Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) is launching an exhibition at The Novium Museum opening following the latest lockdown restrictions being lifted, which will tell the story of Graylingwell Hospital’s important role in Chichester’s history, and the pioneering mental health treatment of the past century. The exhibition will also unveil exciting plans for the future of […]

A Perfect Patchwork of Organ Pipes

Those following the voyage of Graylingwell Chapel’s beautiful organ will be delighted to see these latest images sent from Jugon, in France, where it is being meticulously reconstructed by a team of devoted carers for the instrument. With the organ falling into disrepair, and unused in its setting, CCDT invited those in search of such […]

Building Begins for the Future of Graylingwell Chapel

After many years of fundraising, planning, dreaming and preparing the incredible restoration of Graylingwell Chapel is on the point of progression.  Following the completion of architects’ design work, by Adam Richards Architects, Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) went out to tender on the 1st May to the four contractors pitching to carry out the building […]

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