The Easter Sepulchre

Easter Sepulchres are normally found within the sanctuary of pre-Reformation churches, and generally only in England and Wales.

They were intended to be used as a place for the crucifix and sacramental elements (bread and wine) between Good Friday and Easter Day and in this way can be said to represent Christ's tomb.

The Easter Sepulchre in St Mary's was added in the 1400s. It is in three tiers and is believed to be the only surviving example in Oxfordshire.

Easter Sepulchre