Arundel Churches

After breakfast we returned to Arundel to visit the Anglican Parish Church and the Catholic Cathedral which we did not have sufficient time to do justice to after our visit to the castle the previous day.

The Parish Church of St. Nicholas

The Parish Church of St. Nicholas (which adjoins the Fitzalan Chapel on the Arundel Estate) is full of history and life. The stewards and other members of the church were welcoming and forthcoming in sharing their knowledge of the history of the building. The stewards also talked about the strong links between the Anglicans and Catholics within Arundel.

The Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Philip Howard

The Catholic Cathedral of Our Lady and Saint Philip Howard dominates the landscape due to the scale of the building. It is situated next to the Parish Church and is a more modern, Victorian building, rich in artwork and design but on entering we felt it was lacking in soul.

After visiting the two churches we browsed a couple of bookshops before having lunch in a delightful tea shop where I opted for a scone and butter. Whilst dining I was quite taken with one of the tea cosies for sale. Unfortunately the teapot inside it was not for sale leaving us only with the option of sourcing a teapot elsewhere.

Tangmere Aviation Museum

Next we visited the Tangmere Aviation museum. The display was good although, sadly, we had chosen a day when most of the planes were not available for viewing. This was because of one of the planes being dismantled in order to ship it to London where it was due to be displayed as part of the RAF 100 celebrations.

We joined a guided tour of the museum which was interesting but we would have liked a bit more information on some of the planes. As we were leaving the museum I was hoping to take a photograph of the flags that were flying near the entrance but they had been taken down for the day.

Archway to the Bishop's Palace Gardens

After we returned to the B&B I decided to take another walk around the Bishop’s Palace Gardens so that I could attain my 10,000 steps for the day. Unlike my first visit the gardens were almost empty making for a peaceful walk in the sunshine.

We dined in a Greek restaurant which we found to be rather mediocre compared to the other places we had dined. After the meal we stopped in a nearby pub where they served a rather nice rose wine. Like all the other pubs we had visited in Chichester (apart from Wetherspoons) the pub was almost empty.

8 Comments CherryPie on Jul 12th 2018

8 Responses to “Kent & Chichester – Day Six”

  1. The Yum List says:

    What beautiful weather you had for your visit.

  2. Mark in Mayenne says:

    I have been meaning to visit the museum at Tangmere for a while, but haven’t managed to get my act together. I flew gliders from there when I were a lad, it will be interesting to see what they have done. I get the impression that you were disappointed by your visit, which is a shame.

    • CherryPie says:

      We were disappointed because we couldn’t see a large portion of the planes. We enjoyed other parts of the museum and both had our different favourite points of interest.

  3. Ayush Basu says:

    my attention was caught with the cluster of closely spaced spires in your third shot, CP.

  4. I think they just re-opened the one in Colindale very recently.
    I have not been there yet.