The group took inspiration from the existing pieces that featured a lamb and the ‘labarum’ motif with the letters of the Greek alphabet P and X that stood for Christ.
Researching medieval images of the fruits of Christ, they created a lamb central piece, surrounded by fruits, leaves and stars and encircled this in couched gold work. This was for the lectern fall.
For the altar cloth they used gold couching and chip work to create the central labarum and light gold chain stitch and blue beads on the four crosses that are placed on each corner. The inspiration for the crosses was taken from the silver tabernacle that is in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Sadly Mary Silcock passed away before the work was completed, (delayed by more than a year due to Covid). However, it was fitting that they were unveiled after Mass on the 8th December, one year after her passing.