Thursday, February 10, 2011

Out of Darkness

Before
After



At last, at long last our new lighting system is up and going! It needs some tweeking, a few lamps aren't working properly but it really does transform the Church.
Gone are the ghastly factory lights and the nasty blandness, the colour change is real not a camera problem. We have managed to focus light on the angel corbels of the roof the altar and the stations.

Before the before
This is a black and white photograph of the Church 2 years ago, before we began the restoration work.

25 comments:

Jackie Parkes MJ said...

Wonderful..

berenike said...

It's a remarkable change!

Laurence England said...

Father

The carpet on the Sanctuary needs to moved slightly to the right.

Apart from that, it looks absolutely terrific. Thanks be to God!

Moira said...

Its wonderful. After all that!

Fr Ray Blake said...

Laurence, The electricians had just replaced it after removing it to remove the old fittings, if it is still not straight tomorrow, well, it is your job!

Just another mad Catholic said...

Definately a chage for the better

Your choir said...

"Out of darkness?" Then father, we must sing 591 in the hymn books on Sunday.... I don't know why we hadn't thought of singing it before...

Fr Ray Blake said...

"Your Choir",
Only if that is the Introit!

Ben said...

Wow! That's awesome!

Independent said...

What a pity the High Altar is obscured by the Holy Table in front of it!

bruno said...

Truly inspiring.

bruno

Mummymayhem said...

Let there be light!

georgem said...

Let there be light! Absolutely glorious.
Now, about the altar rails . . .

Once I Was A Clever Boy said...

Very impressive. I look forward to seeing it all on my next visit.

Fr Ray Blake said...

Inde,
The High Altar was removed and broken up in 1969 and its stone fronting put under the tabernacle.

There is only one ALTAR, which is now free-standing, yes you are it would be better if were restored to its original position but the possibility of my diocese, or any other in the UK, permitting that in the next few years is zero.

Damien Ashby said...

Father

We all owe you our deep gratitude for all your hard work......thank you!

Damien.

Lindsay said...

Oooh! If only my parish looked like that!!

Sharon said...

Lovely, father.

Elizabeth from Sussex said...

It's beautiful Father.

Stephen Davis said...

Father, looks great - what's next on the list of renovations?

Duncan said...

I want to move to Brighton just so I can worship there.

Physiocrat said...

That's much better.

Matthaeus said...

Very impressive.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Marion

James C. said...

Thanks for that, Father. I have always wondered why I have virtually never seen the original high altars used (when they survive), only freestanding altars set up in front.

So bishops absolutely refuse to allow it. May more *truly* liberal bishops come in the future!