About us

Welcome to Chichester Priory


If you want to find out more about Rotary, you've come to the right place. People sometimes think Rotary is just for older men. Wrong! We're a club of diverse, active and friendly men and women, of a variety of ages, who normally get together in the heart of Chichester. However in the current Covid 19 pandemic we're meeting via Zoom.

If you're interested in volunteering to work with us, or would like to ask for our support, use the "contact us" link at the top, and we'll get in touch!

Please look around the site to find out more about what we do. We are a part of Rotary International, which is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people. 


 SHOEBOX APPEAL  Our heartfelt thanks 

to all the schools and families who contributed Christmas shoeboxes filled with goodies for disadvantaged children in Eastern Europe.    


Forthcoming Rotary Happe

Wednesday 25 November: By this date the voting results of the US Presidential election will be known.  But do we understand the US democratic system? Our speaker is Jon Roper who is Emeritus Professor of American Studies at Swansea University and he will explain all as well as analysing how the election was won and lost. 

And don’t forget — all future twice monthly Zoom meetings will start at 6 pm (on 2nd & 4th Wed) 

If you’d like Zoom details so that you can join us, just ring Rosemary on 01243 527739


Annual Public Events

Dragonboat Challenge

Chichester Rotary Dragonboat Challenge:  Because of the pandemic, the Chichester Dragonboat Challenge for 2020 has had to be postponed. Watch this space to see a new date for the Dragonboat Challenge - which we're aiming to start again in JUNE 2021 - watch this space!

Sums raised will go to local charities.
Click Logo to take you to the dedicated Website:

See Video at the bottom of the page for illustration of this event! 


10K Road Race

Every year Priory club organises the Chichester Priory 10K Road Race at Goodwood. This takes place over a course starting and finishing at Goodwood Motor Circuit. It's a hugely popular event. 

Most unfortunately, during the current pandemic, it simply isn't possible for the race to be held without breaching distancing requirements. With great regret, the event for 2021 has had to be cancelled. Please see our 10K website or Facebook page for much more information - link below.


Other happenings

Beaujolais Lunch at the Pallant Suite 

A Great time was had by all, and all in the name of charity!

We Raised £2,000!

As soon as it's possible for a Beaujolais lunch to be organised again, the date will be publicised.

Rotary News

Be part of a global network of volunteers, trying to make the world a better place. Please also see the 'links & news' page for information from the local district and live feeds from Rotary International and Rotary International in GB&I.

Rotary serving communities through supporting foodbanks

Diversity is part of Rotary’s core values

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Wednesdays at 6 pm
(At the present, we're unable to meet in person because of Covid. Instead, for time being, we meet via Zoom, on 2nd & 4th Wednesdays in month, usually with an interesting speaker. Just call Rosemary on 01243 527739 for zooming details.)
Chichester Park Hotel
Madgwick Lane
Chichester West Sussex ( PO18 0PR may be better for Sat Nav)
PO19 7QL

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