Forthcoming events

Chichester concert: Saturday 2 June 7.30pm

Musicians and singers will use poetry readings, music and song to explore the refugee experience at a coming event.

At In Search of Sanctuary at St Paul’s Parish Centre, accomplished singers, pianists, a violinist, a guitarist, a cellist, a clarinettist and a fiddle player will perform an eclectic range of pieces from classical and pop music to folk and musical theatre, interspersed with poetry.

Admission is free. No ticket or pre-booking required, with all donations going to Sanctuary in Chichester and Portsmouth’s Friends Without Borders which, like Sanctuary, provides support for asylum seekers and refugees.

The June event is being organised by soprano Rebecca Grove, with support from her father Chris Grove and friend mezzo-soprano Stephanie Peat. The concert is the latest in a series of musical fundraisers Rebecca has worked on.

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be served. Free parking is available outside St Paul’s Church, Churchside, Chichester, PO19 FT6.

For more information, call 01243 781370.

Chichester Cathedral Refugee Week vigil: Monday 18 June

Sanctuary in Chichester and Friends Without Borders will again hold a day-long vigil to mark Refugee Week. All are welcome to join us in the Lady Chapel for silent prayer for as long ­ – or as little – a time as you wish.

Arundel concert: Saturday 14 July 2018, 7.30pm

Sarah Plumley and friends will play a range of period keyboard instruments from the Plumley Collection, including the house organ by Van Vulpen, an early piano and a harpsichord.

Proceeds from the concert, at Sarah and Nick Plumley’s characterful late Georgian home (47 Maltravers Street, Arundel, BN18 9BU), will go to Sanctuary in Chichester.

The concert will be in two parts and in two different rooms of the house. The evening will include interval wine and canapés and there will be a short explanation of the work of Sanctuary in Chichester in supporting and helping refugees by the Chairman, Roger Pask.

Tickets @ £15 will include a glass of wine and canapés. To buy tickets visit

Bosham concert: Sunday 7 October 6pm

Soprano Rebecca Grove and mezzo-soprano Stephanie Peat will sing to the accompaniment of harpist Frances Kelly, at Holy Trinity Church. Money raised will go towards Sanctuary in Chichester.

Chichester barn dance: Saturday 13 October 7.30pm

Caller Helen Floyd, a live band, a raffle and a ploughman’s meal – all for £15.
More details to follow!