Friday, June 30, 2006

London Church de-60-ized!

I think we can look forward to more of this in the future.

Pugin church restored to former glory

(Independent Catholic News - London) The Catholic Church of St Thomas of Canterbury, Fulham, Victorian architect A W N Pugin's only complete parish church in central London, re-opened last Sunday following extensive restoration work.

The Church now benefits from new vivid interior decoration reflecting the architectural principles of the Gothic Revivalist architect A W N Pugin. A new altar, modelled on the Church's 19th Century interior carvings has also been Consecrated, replacing a plain stone altar dating from the 1960's.

Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor presided at a special Mass, attended by over 900 people, for the Consecration of the new altar which marked the Re-dedication of the Church. In his homily, the Cardinal quoted the psalm response: 'How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord God of Hosts' and. reminded the congregation that "we are living stones building the Body of Christ".

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