St Mary

Features and Fittings

Many of the permanent fittings date from the restoration of 1872-5.


Altar and Reredos

Oak altar table with carved front face.

Reredos of pine painted with shields showing the instruments of the crucifixion.


On the S wall of the sanctuary three stone sedilia with ogee moulding above.


A small and pretty triptych is fixed to the chancel south wall near the rood screen. It was copied from a triptych in Cologne Cathedral executed by Stephan Lochner (or Lothener) and chromolithographed by C Schulte. The printing was done by Hangard-Mauge for the Arundel Society 1874 and 1875. The central panel shows the Adoration of the Magi, flanked by, left, St Ursula with her virgins, and right, St Gereon (Jerome) and his warriors. Outside it shows the Annunciation - the provenance of this is not known.

Other items in the Sanctuary

The photograph of the north side of the Sanctuary shows:

Painted pine panelling

A bishop’s chair with cushion

Plain, dark oak altar rails

One of two seven-branched candlesticks

Decorative flooring



Wooden pulpit with linenfold carved panelling and gilded edgings


There are two pairs of wrought iron candlesticks hung on the north and south walls near the chancel screen. There are also seven wrought iron candelabra.

Other items

On the W wall, boards displaying the Ten Commandments and the Creed.

North Aisle


At the west end of the aisle, a stone plinth on which stands an octagonal stone font ornamented with Tudor roses and having a wooden cover in the style of a church spire, both dating from about 1875.


A screen at the eastern end of the north aisle

South Aisle

Side altar

There is an altar at the east end of the south aisle, with a painted reredos behind.


There is a piscina at the eastern end of the south aisle, suggesting an earlier chantry or chapel

Coat of Arms

Over the south door, the royal arms of (presumably) George I.