Gunthorpe St John the Baptist

Features and Fittings


An altar table of oak made in a Jacobean style and presented to the church in 1850.

The Bishop’s chair original to the foundation of the church.

A cross made of brass. The donor unknown.

The pulpit Detail on the front
of the pulpit


In 1987 the original stone pulpit was moved and some pews removed allowing better access to the altar.


The oak lectern was presented by the congregation in memory of those who died in the Great War.


The font is thought to be the original one, which was put in the Victorian church. It is made of limestone and has four thick pillars as its base. A carved oak cover has been added with the words on it ‘suffer the little children to come unto me’.


The pews are Victorian. They are made of oak and have kneelers. They are rather narrow indicating that there was a need for maximum seating in Victorian times.

There are numerous tapestry kneelers, which have been made by members of the congregation. They add much colour to the church.


A light oak candlestick was given to commemorate the marriage of Anne and David Hough in May 2003.