History - St. Paul's Church, Kandy

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The Lady Chapel of St. Paul's Church Kandy

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By the turn of the 19th century, ominous cracks began to appear in the building and by 1926, the East section of the building was condemned as unsafe. In rebuilding this section, the opportunity was taken to introduce more space, air and dignity in the proposed plan. Necessary funds were obtained through donations and the new extension, completed in 1928, provided for a chapel to seat fifty persons, a clergy

vestry in the North and in the South, an organ chamber and a choir vestry.

The chapel was dedicated as the “Lady Chapel” by the Ven. Rev. Smith in August, 1928. The Alter in this chapel is called the Alter of Repose, which is traditionally associated with the vigil kept on Maundy Thursday. The wooden screen enclosing the Lady

Chapel was gifted in memory of Fanny Bishop, who died in 1907, by her four daughters. This screen was later enlarged in 1928 by the family of Allanson and Marlow Bailey.

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