|Clare Auty's magnificent treadle sewing machine, manufactured in 1938|
The gold trim for the frontal is antique, from France. The fabric, which is an almost perfect colour match with the chasuble which Fr John already possesses, is actually upholstery fabric. The frontal is backed with pure linen.
|The gold trim being machined into place|
|Clare Auty and Amanda Lewin attaching clips to the back of the frontal|
|Three of us were able to work on the frontal simultaneously|
|I did my best to help|
We are all looking forward immensely to seeing it in position on Sunday, 16th December, at its home in the church of Ss Gregory and Augustine, Oxford. It will be used in all the services on Gaudete Sunday: its blessing will take place during the Old Rite Mass at 12 noon.