About The Society of Our Lady of Pew

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 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 the Pew in Westminster Abbey. 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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For further information please contact: ourladyofpew@googlemail.com

Our Lady of Pew

2017 Services & Events

Saturday 2nd December, 10.30am - 2.30pm
Advent Retreat Day with Eucharist at Noon in St. Faith’s Chapel

2018 Services & Events

Saturday 3rd March, 10.30am-2.30pm
Lent Quiet Day  in St Faith’s Chapel

Friday 11th May, 6.30pm
Sung Mass (the day after the dedication) in the Lady Chapel
Reception afterwards in Cheyneygates

Friday 20th July, 6.30pm
Summer Festival Mass in the Abbey
Reception afterwards in College Garden or Cloisters

Saturday 11th August, 10.30am-2.30pm
Summer Quiet Day (note shorter day) in St Faith’s Chapel

Friday 26th October, 6.30pm
Requiem Mass
AGM and reception after in Jerusalem Chamber

Saturday 8th December, 10.30am-2.30pm
Advent Quiet Day in St Faith’s and Cheyneygates

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