For this church:
Averham St Michael and All Angels
Features and Fittings
Barrel roof, painted in red, green, black, white and gold, installed in 1858.
Back panelling , reader’s desk and vicar’s desk appear to be contemporary with the screen.
Two choir reading desks appear to be older. Each has an attached brass seven light lamp.
The screen divides chancel from the nave. It carries the quotation “If you love me fear my Commandments”. Thought to have been either installed or renovated in the C. Hodgson Fowler restoration of 1907.
Two modern kneeling rails.
Two pictures flank the screen. The one on the right is a Virgin and Child, possibly a copy of part of a Murillo painting in Dresden museum.
Wooden beamed roof, stained brown; end beams supported by stone corbels (fourteen in total – motifs including foliage, heads, green man and angels). Roof installed in 1858.
Two Hatchments, flanking the arch into the tower on the west wall.
The one to the south of the arch has a black field with ermine, on a chief indented azure three griffins’ heads erased or (Chaplin) impaling argent, a canton sable (Sutton). Crest a griffin’s head erased argent, ducally gorged or. Motto “As God Will”. Hatchment of Rev Robert Chaplin, died 1837, married Anne Georgiana Sutton.
The one to the north has a white/black field, Chaplin impaling Sutton as in above. Crest a cherub’s head. Motto “As God Will”. Hatchment of Mrs Anne Georgiana Chaplin, daughter of Sir Richard Sutton, 1st bart., wife of Rev R Chaplin, died before 1837.
Octagonal, stone of plain design, with carved wooden cover.
Nineteen fixed pews, dating from 1907 restoration.
One free-standing non-matching pew.
Two boards listing the Ten Commandments.
One Royal Coat of Arms.
Jacobean communion table.