Whilst I was away in Italy Peter and Radic refloored the sanctuary and side chapels, it was only on Saturday morning that we managed to heave the mensa of the altar in place.
Our intention is to restore the appearance of the Church to what its Victorian architect Gilbert Blount intended, yet still have an altar seperated from the wall, as the Roman Missal says we should.
The main body of the altar platform is place, the steps are yet to be installed.
Mass this morning was the first time in forty years, people could see what was happening at the altar, well behind the candlesticks and smoke.
The space for the chair needs to be looked at, and it feels decidedly cramped on the level of the plano, still the whole gives an impression of space, though in practice every thing is about moving things a few centimeters here and there.