The Chapels

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The Chapels

St Michael the Standard Bearer All Souls' Chapel: the Kitchener Memorial
The All Souls' Chapel in the north tower was dedicated in 1925 to the memory of Field Marshal Lord Kitchener. Kitchener died at sea and his body was never recovered. He is best known for his restructuring of the British army during WW1 and for the most effective recruitment campaign in British military history, using the slogan 'Your Country Needs You'. Among the chapel's artefacts are sculptures of the military saints St Michael and St George, a beautiful pietá - a sculpture of the Virgin Mary holding the body of Christ - and an effigy of Lord Kitchener. 
 
St Dunstan's Chapel St Dunstan's Chapel
St Dunstan's Chapel, consecrated in 1699, was the second part of Wren's building to come into use, after the quire. In 1905, it was dedicated to St Dunstan, a Bishop of London who became of Archbishop of Canterbury in 959. Before this it was known as the Morning Chapel, because the early morning service of Mattins was conducted here. The Chapel of St Dunstan is set aside for prayer throughout every day. You can light a candle here, or you can leave the names of those you wish to remember in prayer during one of the Cathedral's services. 
 
OBE Chapel The Chapel of St Michael and St George
The Chapel of St Michael and St George, off the south aisle was originally the consistory court in which cases of ecclesiastical law were heard. Renamed in 1906 and dedicated to St Michael and St George, it is the spiritual home of the Order of St Michael and St George, founded in 1818 to honour people who have rendered important service overseas. Amongst the chapel stalls are banners of current knights and officers of the Order, including HM The Queen, who visits periodically for the Order's ceremonial service.
 
Light of the World, Holman Hunt The Chapel of St Erkenwald and St Ethelburga: The Middlesex Chapel
The Middlesex Chapel is home to members of the Middlesex Regiment. The flags in the chapel are the colour of the Middlesex Regiment - the empty pole belongs to a flag that was lost during WW2. Behind the altar stands William Holman Hunt’s Light of the World painting.
 
American Memorial Chapel The American Memorial Chapel
At the east end of the Cathedral behind the High Altar is the American Memorial Chapel, also known as the Jesus Chapel. This part of the Cathedral was destroyed during the Blitz and as part of the restoration it was decided that the people of Britain should commemorate the 28,000 Americans stationed in the UK during WW2. The images that adorn its wood, metalwork and stained glass include depictions of the flora and fauna of North America. The windows feature the American state symbols and the limewood panelling incorporates a rocket - a tribute to America's achievements in space.
 
Knights Bachelor Chapel The Knights Bachelor Chapel
The Chapel of the Imperial Society of Knights Bachelor is also known as St Martin's Chapel. The Chapel was dedicated by HM the Queen in 2008. The Chapel is panelled with English oak and in it, in two elegant cases, are kept the registers which contain the names of all Knights Bachelor from 1257 to date and also the Founder Knights' and Benefactors' Book. Near them is displayed Queen Victoria's sword with which she knighted many famous men; this is on loan from Wilkinson Sword Ltd. 
 
OBE Chapel The Order of the British Empire Chapel
At the east end of the Crypt is the OBE Chapel, also known as St Faith’s Chapel. The original St Faith's was a parish church attached to the old Cathedral destroyed in the Great Fire of London. In 1960 this chapel became the spiritual home to the Order of the British Empire. The OBE was instituted by King George V in 1917 initially to recognise the considerable civilian contribution to the war effort during the 1914-18 war. It was a pioneering honour in its day, being the first five-class Order for national distribution and the first to admit women to membership.