Walk up the steps and into the chancel. Look up, and you will notice that the roof is very similar to that of the nave: It is a replica. The choir stalls are of black oak with “Poppy Head” ends dated 1636. The stalls with misericords, or tip-up seats, are usually found in cathedrals and churches with monastic foundations.

Carvings would have been on the fronts of the seat but they are now plain. These carvings could have been removed prior to the English Civil War, along with other church fittings, and hidden away. It is known from records of that time that Cromwell’s men stabled their horses in the church.

You will also notice on your left hand side a stall which reads, “John Pemberton MP,” indicating that he was Mayor of Prescot.