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Lady Chapel

Peaceful, poignant and priceless

The Lady Chapel is now closed while much needed restoration work is carried out. 

The Gerald Finzi and Ivor Gurney stained glass windows by Tom Denny are not available to view at this time.

There is a beautiful new book about the windows in the Cathedral Gift Shop should you wish to purchase a copy.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause during your visit but we would encourage you to come and
see the difference that this valuable work will have made when the Chapel re-opens later in the year. 

Further information about all the work taking place at Gloucester Cathedral can be found on our website here:
 Pilgrim

 

An intimate space for worship and contemplation, Gloucester Cathedral’s magnificent Lady Chapel was the last part of the church to be built during the Medieval period in the 15th century. 

Dedicated to ‘Our Lady’, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Lady Chapel is unique in its design and decoration.

It has a vaulted roof on a series of stone arches filled with stained-glass windows; these were made by the famous Arts and Crafts designer Christopher Whall in the early 1900s. 

In front of the altar are the wooden rails made in 1617 on the orders of William Laud (Dean of Gloucester until 1621). Behind the high altar, the Chapel’s reredos bears the scars of the Reformation and the Civil War  – a poignant reminder to all.

Conservation

Currently, the Lady Chapel is considered to be at risk due to the damp, mould and eroded stonework. 

Forming one of the major components of Project Pilgrim, the space will be fully conserved over the next three years.

The Lady Chapel