The Salviati Mosaics
Elsfield church contains a series of beautiful mosaics, situated behind the altar on the east wall. The main panel shows the last supper.
The mosaics were created by the Italian Antonio Salviati (1816-1890), the founder of a glass making and mosaic company based at Murano near Venice, who installed mosaics in a number of churches and cathedrals in Great Britain. Locally his work can be seen behind the altar in the chapel of Exeter College Oxford.
In 2011, there was a fund-raising campaign for the restoration of the mosaics led by Carolyn Brown and James Lawrie of Christ Church College. The mosaic was restored by Cliveden Conservation.