At last we have an altar stone with relics of saints sealed inside. Since restoring a high altar here in January, we have used an antimansion, i.e. a corporal blessed by a Bishop with relics sewn in lying under the top altar cloth. Now we have a properly consecrated stone. Next we need to have it fitted into the altar so that the surface is smooth again.
We are grateful to a fellow priest for donating the stone along with the fine set of frontals which improve the colour in the sanctuary dramatically.
And we are grateful to other priests of the Archdiocese of Liverpool who have supplied here recently, offering Holy Mass and hearing Confessions at St Mary's Shrine.