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Guild restores Confessor's altar frontal

Monday, 10th September 2007

Guild restores Confessor's altar frontal

Sylvia Clarke and Ann Hilton painstakingly sewed on hundreds of sequins as well as carrying out other restoration work.

The frontal is made of crimson velvet and the Latin inscription Cor Regis in Manu Domini means:

The Heart of the King [is] in the hand of the Lord.

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The work can be tough, but even the cold and rain don’t bother me as I enjoy it so much. I love every day that I spend at the Abbey – just being here makes me smile.

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