Weeping Chancel

The sandstone octagonal pillars supporting the north and south arcades of five bays are in the perpendicular Gothic style. There have been many additions since the 1610 build. The side aisles were added in 1818.  Above the chancel arch, directly ahead of you, the eleven small stained-glass lancet windows were re-glazed in 1871, as were the clerestory windows above the five bays. The oak pews date from 1879, replacing the old “horsebox” type pews.

We also have what is known as a weeping chancel. If you stand with your back to the west doors and look towards the chancel, you will notice that the altar appears to be slightly off centre. This was done deliberately in some churches at the time as a mark of respect because when Jesus was on the cross, his head fell to one side in death.