PORTSMOUTH: Holy stone
Posted: 06 Jul 2010 @ 00:00
IT LOOKS rough-hewn, but it is meant to be. This is the new ten-tonne altar being delivered to the Church of the Holy Spirit in Southsea, Portsmouth diocese. The altar is made of Portuguese stone, and has been carved by the stonemason Elliott Brotherton (right), along with a font, lectern, and ambo (pulpit).
“The altar is the largest block of stone I think I’ll ever work on,” Mr Brotherton says. “I had to carve it outside; so I had to wait for decent ...
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