Tuesday, March 24

The Whiteside Chalice

This chalice - still in regular use at Mass - was given to St Peter's by James Whiteside in 1859, presumably to coincide with the opening of the new church. He died two years later, in 1861, as an earlier post on this blog recalls. The Whiteside family were great benefactors of the Cathedral, paying for (amongst other things) the 'Whiteside chantry', a side chapel to the south of the nave.

James Whiteside's mother, Catherine, died on this day in 1825, as the plaque in their chantry records.

The Whiteside Chantry contains a stained glass image of St Catherine. Presumably this saint was chosen in memory of Mrs Whiteside.