Friday, 12 October 2012

Mass at the Eyre Chantry, Bath

Low Mass will be celebrated at the Grade II* Eyre Chantry at the Perrymead cemetery in Bath, BA2 5AZ at 12.30pm on Tuesday 13th November, and again at 12.30pm on Tuesday 11th December.

The Eyre Chantry is a beautiful private chapel built by the Recusant Catholic Eyre family of Derbyshire in the 1860s. The architect was Charles Francis Hansom, the architect of St Gregory’s, Cheltenham and St John the Evangelist in Bath. It is an outstanding example of mid-19th century Gothic Catholic Revival architecture, built in a style which Pevsner describes as ‘Frenchified Gothic’. You can read more about the chapel, and see photographs of it, here.

The chapel is closed almost all the year, and we are very fortunate to have been allowed to celebrate Mass here. It will be a wonderful chance not only to see the interior of the chapel, but to witness and participate in the Mass for which it was originally intended.

All are most welcome. Although it is a weekday, we hope that 12.30pm time slot will enable some who are working nearby to come in their lunch-break. There will be chairs provided, but no kneelers, so if you require something to kneel on, please bring your own cushion.

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