St Dunstan's Chapel

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St Dunstan's Chapel, as it has been known since 1905, was one of the earliest parts of Wren's cathedral to come into use. It was originally designed as the Cathedral's Morning Chapel, where the morning office could be said by clergy and a small congregation, and was first used for this purpose on 1 February 1699, following the dedication of the Quire in December of 1697. When first dedicated, the Morning Chapel contained no altar, for it was not designed for the celebration of Holy Communion; but it was sumptuously fitted out with purple and crimson silk hangings and cushions.