Forest Town
St Alban

Features and Fittings

High Altar

Beneath the altar cloths appropriate to the church season is a wooden altar made of Burma Teak. At its installation in 1969 it was said that, whilst it was a modern design, the form was derived from the Early English refectory table. It is in memory of Cecil Swaby.

The altar rails/communion rails are of wood.

Chancel Sanctury Lamp

In memory of Maurice William Lucas (d 31st January 1953) – fifteen Years Vicar’s Warden.

North aisle altar
with brick cross
and sanctuary lamp

North Aisle Altar

This is stone and is in the style of a table. Inset in the wall above is a brick cross. There are wooden communion rails.

North Aisle Sanctury Lamp

In memory of miners.

British Legion Memorial Altar

This is simply designed and made of wood.


The raised stone pulpit is interestingly carved with the suggestion of columns and foils. It has six sides with one left open for access. The pulpit is situated on the north side of steps leading to the chancel and main altar.


The wooden Lectern has a fluted pillar on a raised stepped plinth. The book rest is carved with leaf and floral designs.

Font bowl and
The font
(during a flower
festival in 2005)


The eight-sided stone font is situated at the west end of the church, and sits on a stone plinth. The font has a wooden cover with a ornate wrought iron fittings.


The wooden choir pews in the chancel were retained when the church was modernised in 2008. The carved finials (pew ends) are of a leaf design.

Clergy Stalls

These are fronted with intricate carving.