Royal support to save Tudor Panels at Chichester Cathedral


Prince Charles is the patron of the new appeal launched to save magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist Lambert Barnard, in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex.

Tudor panel detail
Chichester Cathedral's Tudor panel detail

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed to become the Patron of an Appeal to stabilise and restore the magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist, Lambert Barnard in the cathedral. 
These pictures, painted in the 16th century on wooden panels, represent a magnificent example of Renaissance art, and are of national importance. They contain images of Kings and Queens, and of King Henry VIII conferring Royal protection on Chichester Cathedral and are believed to be the largest surviving paintings of their kind.

Chichester Cathedral

Chichester Cathedral, dating back 900 years, has original medieval features sitting alongside world-famous 20th-century artworks. It’s especially famous for its art, and houses a fascinating collection
of paintings, tapestries, sculptures and stained glass: including contemporary works by famous artists such as
John Piper, Graham Sutherland, Marc Chagall and Philip Jackson.

Chichester Cathedral is open every day and all year with free entry, free guided tours and special trails for children, further information at

Further details of the Chichester Tudor Panel Paintings Appeal from Chichester Cathedral Restoration and Development Trust:  tel: (01243) 782595 or