The Lady Chapel

The Lady Chapel is situated to the east of the North Transept and was added in the 14th Century. The stained glass window above the altar was added in 1908.

The Lady Chapel is used for Holy Communion Services every Wednesday and is a beautiful place in the church for quiet prayer.

Lady Chapel
Lady Chapel East Window

On the east wall can be seen a canopied recess with a triangular head and crocketed pediment, with the head of a king on the right hand side and that of a queen on the left.

On the north side (left) is the much worn figure of a knight which appears to be some form of tomb and may have been outside at some time in the past.

The altar rail is in two sections, one plain, one decorated, but both of 20th Century origin.

The Lady Chapel also contains the remains of the ancient Shrine of St Beornwald, Bampton's very own medieval saint.

Did you know?

The light in the Lady Chapel to the right of the altar is constantly lit (except between Maundy Thursday and Holy Saturday) to signify the presence of Christ - the sacrament is reserved within the aumbry in the wall.