Altar of St Margaret of Scotland

Altar of St Margaret of Scotland:

(c.1045-1093). Descendant of Alfred King of Wessex and ancestor of Queen Elizabeth II Canonised 1250.

Wife of King Malcolm III of Scotland. The 17th century frontal is thought to be Spanish but may be Italian, and shows scenes from the life of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582).

It is one of the treasures of the Cathedral.

This altar serves as a focus of prayer for the Mothers’ union of the Diocese.*

Altar of St Laurence

Altar of St Laurence:

Martyred 258, traditionally by roasting on a grid-iron.

The mensa (altar top) is one of the two oldest altar stones in the Cathedral.*

*Information taken from the sign boards situated in the Cathedral.

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  1. Oh that mensa! Not the IQ test Mensa? ;)