In the Autumn, the Friends of Arundel Cathedral and the Friends of Arundel Museum held a joint event with an excellent turnout of over 65 people, for a guided tour of the Fitzalan Chapel followed by Cream Tea in the Cathedral Centre.
Oliver Hawkins gave a very interesting and informative talk about the Chapel built in the 1380’s, which, due to the astuteness of Henry, 12th Earl of Arundel was saved from potential loss in 1544 by his making a gift of it to King Henry Viii and later buying it back. It was fascinating to be able to walk around the chapel and see the decorative art works, tombs and memorials to members of the Fitzalan and Fitzalan-Howard families.
The beautifully decorated tables set out with home baked scones, jam and clotted cream in the Cathedral Centre afterwards were a sight to behold. The food was delicious as was the tea and a glass of champagne if preferred. It was a most enjoyable and interesting afternoon and our grateful thanks go to Oliver Hawkins for his tour and talk, Marian Webb for the excellent cream tea and all who helped with the set up beforehand in the Cathedral Centre.