Chichester Cathedral’s Live Better Together 2019 ProgrammE

You are all invited to attend these events, all of which are free.

‘Tasting My Future’  is a film featuring women who fled wars, persecution and danger in their own countries: Reem, who survived a Baghdad bomb that killed her friends and nearly severed her arm; Diala fled bombs that smashed her neighbours’ homes in Syria; Zainab hid in African forest. Women from Iraq, Syria, Ethiopia, Kurdistan, Turkey and Egypt tell their stories of escape. They seek refuge in the UK to re-build shattered lives. Some live on their nerves, awaiting decisions on asylum. In exile, they share one tradition: cooking. Food is the pulse that drives this film. It’s how women cross cultural boundaries to cook and share traditional dishes. They celebrate together with an exuberant party. This film is being shown as part of the programme of activities in Chichester to mark International Day of Peace 2019 on Friday 20 September 2019 @ 7.30pm at the Quaker Meeting House, Priory Road, Chichester, PO19 1NX.


Chichester Cathedral’s Live Better Together 2019 programme opens on Saturday 21 September, International Day of Peace, with Recipe for Peace, a free drop-in event for all ages on the Cathedral Green from 1.30-3.30pm. Find out about recipes from around the world contributed by people who live in and around Chichester. This is a partnership project between Chichester Cathedral, Friends Without Borders, the Quakers in Chichester, Sanctuary in Chichester and UK Harvest. The event will be followed by an Interfaith Thanksgiving in the Cathedral’s Lady Chapel at 4pm.


Live Better Together continues with two free but ticketed events to book in advance – A talk on 1 October by Dr Ruth Valerio on the connection between climate, conflict and prosperity followed by an Interfaith Panel on 17 October who will address the question “What role, if any, should faith-based organisations play in efforts to combat climate change?” 


Alongside events there will be a Prayer Station for Peace to light candles or offer prayers for peace as well as a Peace and Reconciliation trail to explore in the Cathedral. Full details and how to book Live Better Together events are at or contact 01243 812497.