The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria


The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria

The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Catherine of Alexandria is a Catholic church situated in Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire, England, noted for its remarkable mosaics.

The Mosaics

The mosaics at the Sacred Heart were designed by Gabriel Pippet and carried out by Maurice Josey, assisted by Fred Oates. The influence of the mosaics of Ravenna is very apparent. Indeed Pippet travelled to Ravenna and Rome to study the mosaics before completing the designs.

Walter Loveridge Hodgkinson was a main benefactor of the church. The architect was Frank Barry Peacock.

External links

* [http://www.sacredheartdroitwich.org.uk/ Sacred Heart Official site]
* [http://www.racine.ra.it/ravenna/turismo/eng/redazione/sacredheart.htm Ravenna Influence in England]
* [http://archive.thisisworcestershire.co.uk/2003/10/10/167093.html World's window on church's treasures]


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