10 July 2014

Two More Post-Reformation English Chantries

Both in one Church!

It turns out there were two Chantries in St George's Cathedral in Southwark where, in 1863 at least, Mass was offered daily for the repose of the souls of the Hon Edward Petre and John Knill Esq respectively.

Knill Chantry
Petre Chantry

We've already had the Vaughan Chantry at Westminster Cathedral, for which Masses on at least 260 days per year had been funded before the First World War.

Are there any more?


Anagnostis said...

There was one in St Mary Star of the Sea in Hastings where Mass was supposed to be said for Coventry Patmore (who built the church) and his wife. The Irish Pallotine Fathers used it as a convenient place for stacking plastic chairs.

Marc said...

These Masses are no longer said, I take it? Was there some authoritative commutation (or whatever it was called) or did the clerics responsible just stop, as if the obligations had never existed? Or perhaps people forgot what the Mass is. In the new code there are no perpetual foundations, I believe I recall reading.

Mike Cliffson said...
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Mike Cliffson said...

The 18th century Catholic layman Lord Petre's descendant ?

Ttony said...

Yes. About the 14th or 15th Lord Petre, if my history is right.

vetusta ecclesia said...

There is at least one other chantry in Westminster Cathedral with the stipulation for Masses on a plaque on the wall.