The Chancel

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The Chancel was built about 1100, by the Normans. The Chancel is thought to have been built originally with a round apse and small arch, but there were extensive alterations to it in the 13th and 15th centuries. 

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The present lofty English Chancel Arch is 15th century with 13th century responds (supports). The Chancel ceiling was renewed in 1937-8.

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Each Christmas, a Crib is built inside the Altar and the church is decorated.

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There is an aumbry with a brass door, and a piscina in the right wall of the Sanctuary.


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The large stained-glass window behind the Altar was installed in 1958 as a memorial to Amy Benewith.

It represents Christ's Ascension into Heaven.

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The Piscina to the right of the Altar is 13th century with a moulded head. The Lavabo (bowl) was made in the 1970s, and is used by the Vicar for rinsing his fingers before Communion.

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The stone pulpit is Victorian and is in the same style as the font.