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Healthy Eating 12th June.

Healthy Eating is all about supporting and promoting healthier lifestyles and this years’ theme is Healthy Eating Week – For Everyone! The cost-of-living crisis continues to have an impact on the affordability of healthier diets for so many of us. With this in mind, for Healthy Eating 2023, we’re focusing on providing free, evidence-based advice […]

Celebrating Chichester’s Community at the Coronation Big Lunch

Banners and bunting will be flying high at Graylingwell Chapel green, where Chichester’s residents are invited to celebrate the coronation weekend at the incredible Big Lunch street party planned for Sunday 7th May, from 11am to 3pm.  Hosted by Chichester Community Development Trust the party is free for all to attend and will include live music, bouncy […]

Fringe returns to Chichester – Tickets on sale now!

The Fringe is back in Chichester. 50+ performers over 30 shows will be all packed into 18 days!  Don’t fancy travelling up to Edinburgh Fringe this year? Well, don’t worry, Chichester Fringe has a wide selection of shows. You may even get a sneak preview of a comedian’s stand up show before it hits the […]

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 […]

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