Graylingwell Chapel

March 8, 2022

Over the past twelve months we have had the pleasure of working on part of the project to re-develop Graylingwell Chapel, a Grade II listed building that was once part of the former Graylingwell Hospital in Chichester.

Graylingwell Chapel interior showing some of the display cabinets and the Chancel bench.
Graylingwell Chapel interior showing some of the display cabinets and the Chancel bench under the stained glass window.

We have collaborated and contributed to the furnishing of the Chapel and have been involved in making display cabinets for artefacts, a large Chancel seating area with integrated lights and headphones, movable and fixed storage cabinets, a play area including a slide and tunnel, and a fitted café area.

Graylingwell Chapel Chancel bench with integrated lighting and headphones.
The Chancel bench with integrated lighting and headphones.

The building is owned by the Chichester Community Development Trust (CCDT) who have been restoring and redeveloping the Chapel as part of a larger development of the remaining hospital buildings, with the Chapel being the only original building still accessible to the public. The chapel is now ‘a multi-purpose space that preserves the site’s heritage through informative displays, engaging activities and opportunities for learning and social interaction’.

Graylingwell Chapel showing a crowd of people at the opening night.
The opening night.

The Chapel was officially opened on Friday 4th March 2022 by the brilliant Hugh Bonneville and has a full programme of activities and events planned. The project has received support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund alongside many other project partners. The whole project and the Chapel’s history is documented comprehensively on the Graylingwell Chapel website.

Many people have come together, collaborated, and worked hard to bring this community project to life, providing a wonderful space for the public to use. It is an absolute triumph, and we were delighted to be involved!

There’s also a page about Edward on the CCDT website that you might like to visit.

Graylingwell Chapel: Musicians at the opening in the Chancel.
Musicians at the opening night in the Chancel.

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