Monday, November 18, 2013

Renovating the Chapel - the Final Touch

The renovation of our Chapel began with Gregory Treloar who was resident here last year and is now at seminary. He redecorated the apse and applied the inscription. He also modified an altar we were given to make it the right size for our use and varnished the new Ambo and the new plinth for the statue of Our Lady. He took up the sanctuary carpet and sanded and sealed the floor. Since then others have finished the work which was necessarily left undone as he headed off for seminary. The final touch has been the arrival of a new altar cloth made specially for our altar. It picks up the inscription "Duc in altum" ("Put out into the deep") and has a ship representing the barque of Peter. The gold thread matches the gold lettering round the sanctuary.

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