the Lady Chapel

This is located in the south transept, the space to the right-hand side as you look towards the front.

Here there is a stained glass window depicting the empty tomb. Jesus has risen from the dead; but the women who followed him do not yet know: an angel waits to tell them.

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Here we can reflect on end of life issues, including both uncertainty and hope…

Sit awhile before the stained glass window depicting the empty tomb.  Jesus has risen from the dead; but the women who followed him do not yet know: an angel waits to tell them.  Their response would be fear and hope, uncertainty and trust.

How might we hold before God those we have loved and lost?  How might we place our own lives, our own inevitable dying, in God’s hands?  With fear, and hope?  With uncertainty, and trust?

As you look through the stained glass, ask God to breathe his comfort and reassurance into you.

Before you move on, you might like to light a candle in remembrance of a loved one who has died.

Here are some Psalms you might like to read, on the theme of loss and living in the face of death:

Psalm 23

Psalm 91

Psalm 116

Psalm 130

Psalm 143

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