Friday, 28 December 2007

The Lady Chapel at Christmas

Just around the corner from the Crib, the Lady Chapel has also undergone some changes for Christmas. It has its own Christmas tree, a votive candle stand and a book for people to write prayers in.

Children from the Cathedral Primary School have written prayers on star-shaped card, and these hang on the tree. This chapel is - for Christmas - dedicated as a place where people can bring their prayers to the new-born Saviour.

Spotlights light a panel on the altar reredos, showing Mary, Joseph and the shepherds worshipping the baby. It is the only permanent crib image in the Cathedral, so it seems very appropriate to highlight it at this time of year.