The Almshouses

St Mary's Hospital is a Christian foundation which provides a home for up to 40 residents in the medieval hospital and other buildings nearby.

Residents live independently but can draw on the support of our Scheme Manager and Custos (Chaplain) when required.  Residents are encouraged to attend morning prayers in chapel during the week.


St Mary's Hospital Almshouse is situated off St Martin's Square in the North East of Chichester city centre.

With on street parking in the immediate vicinity restricted to permit holders only, the nearest public car park (short stay) is in Little London (behind Marks and Spencer's East Street store) and from where the roof of the medieval hospital and chapel is visible. Click here for information on parking in Chichester City centre.



St Mary’s Hospital is committed to the protection of everyone who lives in or visits the homes we provide.  Safeguarding individuals who are vulnerable due to age, disability or illness and may be less able to protect themselves is a particular priority and St Mary's is committed to ensuring that safeguarding matters are addressed promptly, fairly and sensitively. 

The Scheme Manager is our designated Safeguarding lead but concerns regarding safeguarding may be reported to any member of staff, a Trustee or to an appropriate statutory agency such as the Police or West Sussex Adults Social Care.  

Full details of our Safeguarding Policy, which was reviewed by Trustees in April 2024, are available to download below. 


Safeguarding Policy