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Ripon Cathedral: Chapel of Peace & Justice

Caroe & Partners created a new Chapel of Justice and Peace for Ripon Cathedral.  The Chapel is built upon the 13th century stone plinth of the consistory court at the west end of the north aisle and provides a quiet space for reflection and prayer.

Funds for the chapel were raised by the Army Chaplaincy, local people and cathedral staff and the generosity of the principal donor Mr A W Emmerson who funded the stained glass window in memory of his wife Jean.  The stained glass is suspended in a metal framework within the arch between the aisle and northwest tower.  Carefully designed lighting creates a glow of light within the tower space that gives the impression of daylight flooding in.

Caroe & Partners worked closely with furniture designers Treske producing working drawings and prototypes to inform final design decisions.  The altar table, chairs and altar rail are made from solid oak sections held together by bronzed steel.  A bronze cross forms the centre of the altar table lending stability, in a figurative and literal sense, to the altar as the heart of worship.