Crypt of All Saints

Like a medieval chapel, it is the first chapel in an English cathedral designed as a columbarium, a resting place for the ashes of the dead, whose names are engraved in the stone walls.*

Crypt of All Saints

Crypt of All Saints

*from the Sheffield Cathedral handbook

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 21st 2020

6 Responses to “Crypt Chapel of All Saints”

  1. ....peter says:

    i love the soft tones in this Cathedral Cherie… this is a fine presentation….peter:)

  2. lisl says:

    This is new to me, Cherie. I only know a columbarium as a nesting box for doves or pigeons

    • CherryPie says:

      From Wiki:

      A columbarium (/ˌkɒləmˈbɛəri.əm/;[1] pl. columbaria) is a place for the respectful and usually public storage of cinerary urns (those holding a deceased’s cremated remains), but can also mean the nesting boxes of pigeons. The term comes from the Latin “columba” (dove) and, originally, solely referred to compartmentalized housing for doves and pigeons called a dovecote.

  3. The Yum List says:

    The lighting really accents the arcs.