Friday, 7 July 2006

Pugin Restored

Good news in the latest edition of our diocesan paper, The Westminster Record - St Thomas', Fulham, which is 'Pugin's only complete parish church in central London,' has been re-opened after many months of restoration work.

I haven't visited yet, but reports say that '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, modeled on the Church’s 19th Century interior carvings has also been consecrated, replacing a plain stone altar dating from the 1960’s.' Well, that sounds good and makes a welcome change from the usual ghastly re-orderings and fish-shaped, hunt-the-tabernacle-designs.

Click here to read more about it and see a picture of the Cardinal, Fr Norbert Fernandes (PP) and part of the 'new vivid interior decoration.'


Blogger Ignatiuspaul said...

Visited St Thomas, Fulham (work related!) on Monday and saw at first hand the transformation. In their weekly leaflet they advertise a guided tour of the newly restored church by Dr Julian Sutton (former Curator of the V&A) who is also taking the group "around the Cemetery pointing out who lies there and who mysteriously should but doesn't!" The tour is organised by the Society of Fulham Artists and Potters and takes place on Friday 1st Sept.For details call Hazel on 7385 6017

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