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First month of Graylingwell Chapel… the story so far

Over the last month of being open, we have had a great mixture of events and activities at Graylingwell Chapel. From evenings with Eddie the Eagle to Chichester University music nights. The turnout has been great! We love seeing locals come to events, as well as new faces from all around Chichester – this is […]

Building the future with Pope Stevens

Ella Pope and Chris Stevens are the husband and wife team behind Pope Stevens Architecture, who are taking the exciting steps of turning the development of Graylingwell Chapel into reality. They are the project architects CCDT has commissioned from January 2021 to oversee the RIBA stage 5-7 phases of the project. As residents of Chichester for […]

The last piece of the Graylingwell Chapel organ is in place!

After many months of exhausting restoration the organ once made for Graylingwell Chapel is now entirely re-built in Jurgon, France, with the very last pieces put in place to create the most beautiful sound not heard from the instrument for decades. Having fallen into disrepair due to the lack of use in Graylingwell Chapel the […]

Crafting the story of Graylingwell Chapel’s Heritage

A master craftsman in all aspects of woodwork, Edward Johnson has been selected to deliver the beautiful items of carpentry that will form the centrepieces of Graylingwell Chapel once open. Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) has commissioned local furniture designer, Edward, to create the shelving and presentation units on which the story of Graylingwell Hospital’s […]

Raising the roof of Graylingwell Chapel

As many of you will have seen the development of Graylingwell Chapel is now underway, by Chichester Community Development Trust. CCDT’s exciting project will see the disused chapel restored and converted into a beautiful community space for all of Chichester to enjoy, ensuring the heritage of Graylingwell Hospital is not just retained but retold. The […]

Graylingwell Chapel Organ To Receive Bishop’s Blessing in France

The story of the organ, once belonging to Graylingwell Chapel during the time it functioned as a place of worship, continues as it has been lovingly restored and intricately re-built in Jugon, France. A team of three dedicated church members travelled from Jugon in autumn 2019, where they began the intricate process of taking the […]

Could your photography be be exhibited at the Novium?

We are looking for local photographers to take part in a competition, the winners of which will have their pictures featured in the Novium museum, as it reopens.  CCDT is soon to launch an exhibition telling stories of the history of Graylingwell Hospital, and the pioneering work carried out there. The first ‘chapter’ of that […]

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 […]

The renaissance of the Graylingwell Chapel organ continues…

If you can imagine the most difficult Christmas puzzle – a 1,000-piece image of a bowl of brussel sprouts – you will have an idea of the challenge that lies in front of the wonderful French team that have taken on the Graylingwell Chapel Organ. They have kindly provided us with an update on their […]

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