Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Lady Chapel at Christmas

During the Christmas season the Cathedral's Lady Chapel is emptied of chairs and takes on a slightly different character. A small Christmas tree stands in the chapel, and on it are hung prayers written by children from the Cathedral Primary School.

Near the altar a candle burns continuously for the twelve days of Christmas. It is one of many which burn in cathedrals and other important churches, given by the World Cancer Research Fund to encourage people to pray for sufferers and victims of the disease. May Our Lady, health of the sick, pray for all those who are ill at this time.