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04 December 2019CHICHESTER, ITS CATHEDRAL AND THE PALLANT GALLERY
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CHICHESTER, ITS CATHEDRAL AND THE PALLANT GALLERY
Wednesday 04 December 2019

We visited  Chichester Cathedral in the morning and Pallant House Gallery in the afternoon. 

We  arrived in Chichester  in time for refreshments at the Cathedral. Chris had arranged a guided tour of the Cathedral. The choir was rehearsing their Christmas repertoire while we were there, which added to the occasion. The tour  finished about Noon, whcih left us time for lunch or to explore   the  town centre. 

At 1.30pm we regrouped at the Pallant House Gallery. There was  a new exhibition at the time of our visit: Radical Women: Jessica Dorimorr and her Contemporaries, which was included in our entrance. We  had a lecture of the  Gallery's collection , then free time to explore the Gallery.

The Cathedral itself is a work of art, but it is also unique in its collection of 20th Century paintings , sculpture and glass. These include a window by Marc Chagall, a tapestry by John Piper and an alterpiece by Graham Sutherland.

However, the Cathedral also contains some wonderful early objects such as the Chichester Reliefs, two carved stone panels depicting the raising of Lazarus. Dating from the early 12th Century, there are outstanding examples of pre-Gothic sculpture, unique in English architecture. The choir stalls embody 38 misericords dating from 1330. In the transepts are two Tudor paintings by Lambert Barnard and portraits of past bishops and kings and queens of England.

Among the many interesting monuments is the 14th Century table tomb of the Earl of Arundel and his wife, which inspired Philip Larkin to write the beautiful poem "An Arundel Tomb'.