Today I went to First Friday Mass at a local church where I haven’t been for a while and that was closed for renovation over the summer. Once inside I noticed that the whole sanctuary had been renovated into a traditional one with a freestanding tabernacle (previously the tabernacle was a door that opened in a wall with a sparkle painting of the Holy Spirit), a statue of Mary in its own big niche on the left and Joseph on the right in another niche, both in the sanctuary since there are no side altars, and I think they put in a new marble altar and lectern too. It looks nice, although I wasn’t thrilled about their moving the Holy Spirit sparkle painting, which is nicely done and not ugly or particularly “modern”, to the back wall of the worship space.
This is the third church I’ve attended that made its interior more traditional in the last few years, and there’s a fourth one where the pastor said he wanted to do this but due to COVID I have not been back there and not been able to see if he got it done.
Any churches getting renovated back to traditional in your area?