Brinsley St James

Features and Fittings

The main altar (with white hanging) The reredos

Altar and Reredos

The fine medieval-style reredos portrays the risen and glorified Christ in the centre, adored by two angels in the side panels. Four niches contain carvings of the evangelists, and along the bottom are seven shield shapes depicting the “instruments of the passion”. The shelf carries the inscription:

To the Glory of God and in Memory of Thomas Barber of Lamb Close House
Erected by his Workmen and Friends 1894

and along the front it reads:

This is my Body   This is my Blood


There is a single aumbry-niche set in the north wall of the sanctuary.


The wrought iron War Memorial Screen was installed in 1919


The pulpit is octagonal and of wood.


There is a wooden lectern carved in the traditional form of an eagle.

Side altar

The side altar is simple and of wood. Along the front are engraved the words: “Do this in remembrance of me”. The cross and candlesticks are of brass.


There is a small ashlar font with an octagonal bowl on a traceried stem. The conical hood (removed in this photograph) was erected in 1924 in memory of Martha Bostock.

Date stone

There is a carved stone just inside the entrance to the bell turret which bears the date 1838, the date of the initial building of the church.

Door in the north-west corner of the nave,
giving access to the stair in the bell turret
Date stone just inside the turret door