For this church:
Collingham St John the Baptist
Features and Fittings
The rood screen was designed by Martin Travers and installed in 1940 to commemorate the Revd A J Maxwell, Rector 1907-1937.
Rood above screen, crucifixion, painted and gilt.
On either side of the High Altar, mounted on the east wall, are two painted, tinplate Commandment boards, evidently 19th century in date, depicting the Ten Commandments.
Each board has at the base words: the north derived from Psalm 38:1 but reading '...me not to rebuke O Lord in thine anger neither chasten me in thy heavy displeasure' and the south probably dervived from Psalm 69:16 but reading 'Have mercy upon me of God alter thy great goodness according to the multitude of thy mercies do away mine defences'.
These lower boards may be a later addition to the Commandment tables above.
The is a small rectangular piscina in the south wall.
Octagonal, probably post-medieval, font on shafts dating from the 13th century.
The cover is 20th century.
Pulpit and Pews
The pulpit and plain pews date from 1907-8 and were donated by Mr J Wigram, the then Lord of the Manor.
The brass eagle lectern is in memory of John Woolley and is dated 1894.
Stations of the Cross
These were installed in 1987: a fine set, running from the north aisle around the back of the church to the south aisle.
The south aisle has at its east end a 14th century cusped ogee headed piscina.
The north aisle also has a simple cusped headed piscina.
There are two benefactors' boards located in the first floor chamber of the tower.
The first records the gift of Mrs Elizabeth Bradford, widow of the Reverend Matthew Bardford of this parish and is dated 1782.
The second records the benefaction of Mr William Hart of Kirkby Bellars in Leicestershire and is dated 1875.
There is also a bronze plaque recording the restoration of the tower in 1886 and further restoration work in the church in 1890 and 1907-08. It reads:
On the tower an aluminium flagpole, installed 2001, replaced an earlier one of timber.
A brass plaque on the wall of the vestry reads: