Vestry  former st  helen chapel

The Vestry and Hagioscope

The Vestry on the left side of the chancel was dedicated to St Helen. It is more commonly used as a private room for the vicar to change into their vestments, an office and a place where they can  keep important papers and documents etc.

Alongside the wooden pulpit, donated by James Gordon in the 1790's is the opening known as a hagioscope or squint.This is the largest in north Somerset and resembles a door rather than a window. The congregation in St Annes Chapel could look through to the High Altar in the Chancel. This area is now covered by a blue curtain.

This brings you to the end of the tour. Please feel free to wander around our church and have a closer look at some of the items we have spoken about.

Thank you for coming

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