I recently posted Preparations for consecrating an altar about the work in anticipation of the actual consecration of the new altar in the Sacred Heart chapel at the Oxford Oratory. Yesterday the altar was consecrated by Bishop Robert, the founding Provost of the Oratory and now Bishop of Hexham and Newcastle.
The Oratory website has a picture of the first celebration of Mass at it this morning:
Image: Oxford Oratory
The altar and its tabernacle are great enhancement of the chapel which will in time be redecorated.
The statue of the Sacred Heart dates from the building and initial furnishing of the church in 1875. Together with its companion statue of the Virgin and Child it is of south German or Austrian provenance and they are identical in design to a pair at Belmont Abbey.