A place for prayer
The Chapel's purpose is reflected in the subject of the panel in the reredos, 'Christ in solitary prayer' shown on the mountain by the Sea of Galilee, designed by Sir Giles Scott (one of four he has designed in the Cathedral) and sculpted by William Gough. Below the reredos is an oak altar with ebonised top and ends containing some gilding on the panelled front to emphasise parts of the carvings.
In contrast to these beautiful original features is the more modern, but beautifully striking sculpture, visible as you first enter the Chapel, depicting the point as the 'veil of the Temple was rent in twain' and Christ emerges to welcome all who choose to enter. This magnificent piece, entitled 'Redemption', was the result of a collaboration between Arthur Dooley and the late Ann McTavish and presented to the Cathedral in 1993, adding to the unique atmosphere of this very special place.