Chapel of St Joseph
The tryptych is cast bronze with a central panel
depicting St Joseph and the Child Jesus
This Chapel is dedicated to the husband of Mary and is similar in size to that of St Paul.
The fifth Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Hinsley, died in 1943 and is buried in this Chapel. As with most Cardinal’s tombs, the distinctive red hat hangs over his place of rest and is allowed to decay as a reminder of the mortality common to all.
The decoration of the Chapel floor is of interest. In the centre of the design are four symbols of Christ the Lamb: the peacock, the fish, and the Chi-Rho sign or Monogram of Jesus Christ.