We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Our Lady’s Church, and that this will inspire you to come and take a look for yourself.
The Lady Altar
When the parish was first opened in 1886, it was under the partronage of Our Lady of Good Counsel, but when the church was built it was dedicated to Our Lady Immaculate after our belief that, to be worthy of being the Mother of the Divine Word, she was full of grace, and free from sin from the earliest moment of her existence (i.e. conception). Adoring and loving Jesus as Christ the King and the very centre of our lives, it is normal, natural and good to have reverence and love for His Mother.
Those becoming members of the Church - whether as infants or adults - are baptised in (or over) the font. This is the first sacrament of the Church, and more can be read about Baptism in the services section of the site.
The Easter Candle in the background is a symbol of rebirth in Christ just as we were all reborn in Christ on the day of the Resurrection. As we come out of the baptismal waters into a new spiritual life we are symbolising Jesus coming out of the tomb into risen glory.
The Blessed Sacrament Shrine
The Tabernacle is situated behind the Altar in the centre of the old altar which was used for Mass until the renewal of the Liturgy in the 1960's. Catholics believe that the bread and wine at
Mass become the true, living Presence of Jesus Christ for us to receive. After Communion at Mass the Blessed Sacrament which has not been received is placed in the Tabernacle to be available for those who wish to receive at some other time and so that Holy Communion may be received by the house