Chancel & Bell Tower
Situated under the tower, the choir contains the Organ Console,
Choir stalls, and the Dean and Vicar's stalls.
Situated under the tower, the choir contains the Organ Console, Choir stalls, and the Dean and Vicar's stalls.
Refinished in 1911 after the fire which gutted the tower and chancel and destroyed the Butterfield woodwork, the woodwork in this part of the cathedral is remarkably different than the rest of the church.
The south choir stalls sit in front of the massive organ console. This photo shows the frontice for the organ which fills the arch into the North Transept, directly across from the console. These towering organ pipes hide the main organ works located directly behind the north choir stalls. Other organ pipes are visible on the corner wall of the Nave facing the congregation.
Above the Vicar's stall is the Canterbury Cross,
given by Canterbury Cathedral to all Anglican Cathedrals
as a sign of the unity of the Anglican Communion.
It is wrought in iron and set upon limestone from