Sunday, May 24

1993: The reordering of St Thomas More's

Two years before the Cathedral was reordered there was a major change in the liturgical arrangements at St Thomas More's. As we featured the opening of this church earlier this month, over the coming week we will share a few photographs and accounts of events here in its 72-year history. The above picture shows the old set-up, with the altar at one end of the church (please ignore the crib - we don't have any other old photos of this scene in our records!)

Here is the new arrangement. The altar has been moved to a more central position with the benches around. This sort of experiment was tried in a number of churches; the chapel at Nazareth House in Lancaster was reordered in a similar way.