Wellow St Swithin

Features and Fittings

Font Pulpit


The font and pulpit are 19th century stonework, of Caen stone, supplied by Cox of London. The pulpit has a figure of St. Swithin and was donated by a member of the Savile family in the late 19th/early 20th century.

Under the west window is a Norman font bowl, round at the front and square at the back (as it was originally made to stand against a wall.) This font is no longer used as all baptisms take place in the 19th century font.

The Victorian font is octagonal with a star of David in the panel facing the porch entrance.

There is a 20th century wooden lectern.

Chancel arch
and screen

Altar table
and reredos

The chancel arch is of 1878 and the chancel screen was given in 1904 by Mr. J. A. Bell of Wellow House.

The reredos was donated by the Rev. W. Becher in 1880, with an inscription reading:

In the reverence of God and in loving memory of
Edith Eliza Becher, who died May 21st 1880.
This reredos was made

The communion rails were given by Mr W. S. Ward.

In the north-east corner of the chancel is a seat bearing a plaque:

Given by the parishioners
in memory of the
Vicar 1934-1962