Cathedral 950: Chichester Cathedrals Proposed New Vision
Published 08:24 on 2 Aug 2021
Chichester Cathedral is inviting people to have their say on a proposed new vision, looking ahead to their 950th anniversary in 2025.
The Dean of Chichester, The Very Reverend Stephen Waine, said:
"2025 will mark 950 years since the Cathedral was moved from Selsey to Chichester. It is an anniversary that's significant not only for the Cathedral, but for the life of the whole Diocese and for the Christian faith in Sussex. This anniversary has also invited us to think more deeply about our purpose here at the Cathedral in our worship, in our teaching, in our common life and in our mission.
We have been drawn to the spiritual renewal that invigorated the Diocese of Chichester in the thirteenth century. That is, the spirituality of St. Dominic, which formed Saint Richard and which shaped his own ministry here in Sussex, not least in resourcing his own impressive pastoral care, teaching ministry, but also expansion of the Cathedral's life"
The proposed vision centres on the Dominican life and the 'Four Pillars': Prayer, Study, Community and Mission.
The Dean goes on to explain: "This vision is a means of us becoming more prayerful, wiser in our understanding of what it means to be Christlike in the 2020s, and becoming a community that is compassionate and joyful, as well as courageous in mission and service to the world."
The Cathedral invites you to consider the Four Pillars and learn more about their proposed new vision by completing an online survey via their website. Feedback will inform the publication of the new vision in 2022: chichestercathedral.org.uk/visionsurvey
Image: Philip Jackson's Statue of Saint Richard (2000), Chichester Cathedral
Last updated 10:10 on 4 October 2021