Hundreds attend funeral for one of Worthing's pub and club giants

Hundreds of people celebrated the life of the giants of Worthing's nightlife scene at his funeral.

Friday, 24th May 2019, 6:08 pm
The funeral of Worthing hospitality entrepreneur Chris Chapman took place on Friday, May 24 at St Mary's Church, Broadwater

Chris Chapman was laid to rest today (Friday, May 24) at St Mary's Church in Broadwater. The entrepreneur turned running The Montague pub in Montague Street, Worthing, into a hospitality empire which included Chapmans hotel and Bensons nightclub by Worthing railway station, Café Central bar in Chapel Road and the Mansion House, which was formerly Sterns rave club and now the Highdown Hotel. The 65-year-old died on May 10 from septicaemia at Worthing Hospital. Click here to read more about his life.

Wellwishers left flowers for and messages for Chris, including this heartfelt note
Hundreds of people attended the funeral
Chris' coffin was carried by loved ones
Chris' son Chris, 34, gave a reading during the service
A choir sang some of Chris' favorite music
The hospitality entrepreneur leaves behind his four sons, his wife Delia and two granddaughters. Picture: Eddie Mitchell