This magnificent piece of work was started by Gary Bevans, a sign writer parishioner, an artist with no formal training, early in 1987 after a pilgrimage to Rome. Following a discussion with Bishop Cormac, Gary’s request to bring ‘the Sistine ceiling’ here was accepted.
It is now completed at 2/3 scale of the original. The colours match the newly cleaned ceiling in Rome.
In 2016 The Church received a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence
English Martyrs Catholic Church
The church is normally open each year from Easter to the end of October
Monday morning: 10am – 1pm
Tuesday to Friday: 10am – 4pm
It is advisable to contact the church in advance of a visit as they may be closed for Funerals and special services.