12 January 2024

Chapel Centenary vestments

In honour of our Chapel’s centenary, bespoke sets of alter superfrontals, lectern falls and priestly vestments in each liturgical colour were designed and printed on silk by Yvonne Bell.

The colours signify the different festivals throughout the year: white for times of celebration; green for ordinary time, between the main festivals and seasons; purple for times of reflection and remembrance (eg Lent and Advent); and red to either mark Saints’ days where it represents their death as a martyr, or to represent the flames of the Holy Spirit. The common theme running through the commissioned set is the Chi-Rho. This is a Christian symbol for ‘Christ’ written by superimposing the two Greek letters ‘Chi’ (X) and ‘Rho’ (P).

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