Sacred Heart Chapel

The Sacred Heart Chapel

This chapel is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The chapel was once decorated with designs by Gabriel Pippet: the photograph below was taken in 1906 and gives a faint glimpse of this.

The Sacred Heart Chapel in 1906

The statue in the foreground now stands over the altar, in place of the banner. The Oratorian community meets here every day for prayer: on the wall is a striking painting by G. Warner Allen which depicts St Philip Neri, interceding with Our Lady for Blessed John Henry Newman's Oratory in Oxford.

Painting by G. Warner Allen

There are four saints depicted in the stained glass windows in this chapel.

St John the Evangelist

St John the Evangelist

St Ignatius of Loyola

St Ignatius of Loyola

St Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul

St Catherine of Alexandria

St Catherine of Alexandria

There is another round window depicting Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

Round window in Sacred Heart Chapel