Shrine Restoration

Shrine Restoration is now complete, and photographs of the lovely artwork will displayed here soon.  In the meantime, the artwork may be in the artist’s sketches of his proposals here:  shrine-pdf-art-work-proposed-by-marcelo-lavallen

starry ceiling of shrine (sm)

A lot more information is available in three homilies preached by our previous parish priest, Fr Paul Martin.

  • The first of these homilies was preached on the Thirteenth Sunday (26 June 2016), and this concentrated on the history which led to the Shrine of Our Lady of Caversham being established in the Church of Our Lady and St Anne: Homily for 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016
  • The second was preached on the Fourteenth Sunday (3 July 2016), and this explained the work that needed to be done on the fabric of the church, the vision for its redecoration, and the need for serious fund-raising:  Homily for 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time 2016
  • The third was preached on the Twenty-First Sunday (21 August 2016), and this broke the good news that the Diocesan Art and Architecture Committee had granted the requested faculty that would enable us to proceed with the proposed plans for the church and shrine: Homily for 21st Sunday (Shrine Update)

An attractive Timeline, summarising the history of the Shrine, may be accessed in this PDF: shrine-history-timeline

Donations towards the cost of continuing building refurbishments works are encouraged, and will be gratefully received.