English Martyrs - report by Margaret


Jayne couldn't get into the Sistine Chapel in Rome as the queue was over 2hours long... HOWEVER, the ceiling of a small Catholic Chapel in Worthing (Church of the English Martyrs) just happened to have exactly the same dimensions, so a local artist did this... by hand...

Sistine Chapel Ceiling - English Martyrs Catholic Church (english-martyrs.co.uk)

The work was started by Gary Bevans, a sign writer parishioner, who is a natural artist with no formal training, early in 1987 after a parish pilgrimage trip to Rome to attend the Beatification of 85 English Martyrs. Following a discussion with Bishop Cormac, Gary's request to bring 'the Sistine ceiling' here was accepted.