The Society of Our Lady of Pew venerates the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus, and regularly holds Mass and retreats in the Abbey.
The Chapel of Our Lady of Pew in Westminster Abbey, off the north ambulatory, was originally a self-contained 14th-century rectangular recessed chapel, but it now forms part of the entrance to the Chapel of St John the Baptist. The term 'Pew' refers to a small enclosure or chapel.
Sister Concordia Scott OSB, of Minster Abbey near Ramsgate in Kent, sculpted the fine alabaster statue of the Virgin and Child in the niche of the Chapel of Our Lady of Pew. It took 14 months to complete and was placed in the chapel on 10th May 1971.
The original statue here had disappeared centuries ago. The design of the 20th-century piece was inspired by a 15th-century English alabaster Madonna at Westminster Cathedral.
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Lent Quiet Day in St Faith's Chapel
Saturday 7th March, 10.30am-2.30pm
Sung Eucharist in the Lady Chapel
Friday 1st May 6.30pm
Festival Eucharist and Procession in the Abbey
Friday 24th July 6.30pm
Quiet Day in the St Faith's Chapel
Saturday 22nd August 10.30am-2.30pm
Requiem Eucharist in the Lady Chapel followed by the AGM of the Society
Friday 13th November 6.30pm
Advent Quiet Day in St Faith's Chapel
Saturday 5th December 10.30am-2.30pm
At different times of the day, or in different seasons, the light falling in the Abbey will light up something that you have walked past a million times and never seen before.