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The Chapel was formerly known as the Resurrection Chapel. In 1951 it was dedicated to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, a regiment which recruited from the people of Halifax.

Laid up in the Chapel are colours given to the Regiment, many of which record major battles. In the frames on the wall are colours from the Battle of Waterloo and other conflicts. The final colours were laid in the Chapel on 31st March 2007 and the Regiment is now part of the Yorkshire Regiment.

The Carpet bearing the regimental crest, was one of the last wove by Crossley Carpets of Halifax and the chairs by, Robert ‘Mousy’ Thompson, have the same crest and a signature carved mouse.*

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* From an information board outside the Chapel

14 Comments CherryPie on Apr 10th 2019

14 Responses to “Halifax Minster – Duke of Wellington’s Chapel”

  1. Mark in Mayenne says:

    I do like your architecture and history posts

  2. lisl says:

    What an interesting and beautiful military chapel

  3. ....peter says:

    what a wonderful series of photos of this church …Cherie… i like the second picture with the light from the windows on the memorial stone….peter:)

  4. A lovely set of photos and an interesting chapel. I love spotting Robert Thompson’s carved mice – there are around nine at a church near me although I still have some to find!

    • CherryPie says:

      I love spotting the mice too.

      I missed this one as it was not advertised. Although we were shown some other wonderful things by the guides that greeted us into the church.

  5. I still can’t find the mouse on the carpet. ;)
    Hidden behind the big elephant perhaps?

  6. shabana says:

    oh this chapel has some kind of spiritual appeal or it is the way you captured it dear Cheri !

    i found it’s name very interesting “resurrection chapel”

    • CherryPie says:

      The Minster as a whole has a spiritual feel to it. I was compelled to return to one part of the church where light was flowing in through the windows moving me in a spiritual way :-)

  7. What a wonderful reflection of the stained glass window. I love to visit places like this :)

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