Today we stripped off the covering from the predella in front of the tabernacle. Originally there was a top step, where the boards show, interestly it was narrower than the predellae in the side chapels. The altar came out to the stone foundation. The step was covered with green marble effect vinyl tiles which would have looked quite spectacular for the first couple of years
This more of the clutter found under the sanctuary, imagine those light fittings in a Victorian church!
This is our temporary altar arrangement, it is ad voidem for the whole of this week including all Sunday Masses. By the side of the altar are carved fragments recovered from the depths.
Thank you very if you have donated to our restoration fund, many readers have, I am very grateful, I will remember you and your intention at the altar.