For this church:
Chilwell Christ Church
Features and Fittings
A brass plaque reads:
The table was originally donated by Robert and Peter’s parents Harry and Ina Wilkinson of Cator Lane, Chilwell c1954-1959. Harry and Ina were very generous to the church in their time.
The maker of the table is unknown. It was extended during the Rev John William’s time as Vicar – sometime between 1976 and 1980.
Designed by Vernon Royle, the font precedes the chancel extension. It was requested of Mr Royle that the font be designed to be moveable; It was situated for many years at the back of the church before being moved to its present position.
A brass plaque reads:
Fred’s widow’s name was Gertrude Drinkwater. They had been long-standing members of the congregation of Christ Church and owned a drapers’ shop on Chilwell Road. Fred was treasurer as well as Churchwarden of Christ Church for many years and was known for his beautiful copperplate handwriting. They moved to Wales until Fred’s death, after which Gertrude returned.
The pulpit and lectern were also designed by architect Vernon Royle.
A brass plaque attached to these reads:
The pair of chairs and accompanying desks were given in memory of Capt. Peter McConnell Wilkinson, the brother of F/O Robert Wilkinson (cf Communion Table dedication). They date later than the Communion Table as Captain Peter McConnell Wilkinson survived the war.
A plaque on one of the chairs reads:
A more recent addition to the fittings than the Bishop’s chairs, the two clergy chairs and choir stalls were also designed by Vernon Royle and given in memory of Kate Salt by Gertrude (known as Millicent) Price. Millicent was the owner of a popular bakery on Chilwell Road and a well loved member of the congregation.
A pair of desks to accompany the Clergy chairs were given in memory of Peter Wilkinson.
This carries the inscription:
It was given in memory of Kenneth Hopkin (1911-1959) who was husband of the PCC secretary.
In 2009, prompted by issues of access with fixed pews and a narrow aisle new flexible seating was provided throughout.
The flower stand was given in memory of Claire Rookes (daughter of Penny Rookes) who died aged only 8 on Easter Day 1980.