Wednesday, 11 June 2008

The morning light

Two images of the wall paintings in the Blessed Sacrament chapel, taken this morning before the lights were truned on. The natural light really picks out the gold paint in these images. Above, the numerous cross keys are a symbol of our patron, St Peter, while he himself sits at the centre of the picture, enthroned in heaven. Our Lady and many other saints are depicted on the south side, seen below. We believe that these images were painted by Henry Doyle, uncle of the author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, though no conclusive proof has yet been found.