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Get Active While Having FUN at all new Park Play

Park Play is a great new way to meet, move and play – a Saturday meeting for all ages and fitness levels, the concept is coming to Chichester this autumn, on Havenstoke Park.  Funded by Sport England CCDT is really excited to be working with the concept founders to train up local volunteers who will […]

Graylingwell Chapel Wins Sussex Heritage Trust Award for Community Work

This week Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) proudly accepted the Public and Community Award at the Sussex Heritage Trust annual event. It marked the incredible work of CCDT and all their construction, design, technical and development team that helped to transform The Chapel from a disused building, void of power and light, to a vibrant, […]

It’s All About the Fringe at Graylingwell Chapel

Famous names from Edinburgh Fringe will now be enjoying warmup gigs at Graylingwell Chapel, in Chichester, in addition to another fantastic weekend of Chichester’s own Fringe Festival entertainment this month.  The TV comedy legend, Hal Crutendon, will be supported by Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Markus Birdman on Sunday 25th June, and TV’s funniest Chaser Paul Sinha will be performing […]

The Chapel – Built on Strong Foundations of Community

The Chapel, at Graylingwell Park, is built around community – it was the inspiration for its renovation and remains its constant driver. Open to the public from 9am-4pm Monday to Saturday, with no requirement to purchase anything on site, it is a space to simply ‘be’. To meet, connect, learn, get active or give via our multiple volunteering […]

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 […]

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