Saturday, 5 April 2008

The "Westminster Paintings"

In this picture from September 1955, the sacristy is dominated the 'Westminster Paintings', the organ doors from San Bartolomeo in Vincenza, which came to the Cathedral via Norfolk House. They are long gone, sold at some later stage. Incidentally, in the right hand case you can glimpse Bishop Challoner's tin mitre, now at St Edmund's College in Hertfordshire. The other treasures are still with us and regularly used.


Anonymous said...

Are all the cupboards that are in the sacristy original?

Mark Langham said...

Yes, the cupbords are original although I seem to remember seeing wooden doors on them in some earlier photographs.