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The stone pulpit, which is reached from behind, was encased in carved oak panelling by E.H.Gilbert of Bridport in 1904 to hide painted decoration by Macdonald Gill, whose work had ceased to find favour by then.  The communion table was a gift of the architect and probably by A.H.Mason, a cabinet maker associated with the Arts & Crafts movement and carries a front panel in painted gesso by W.R. Lethaby  The church guide says the east window is by Christopher Whall who is much associated with the movement, although Sir Nikolaus Pevsner suggests it is probably also by Lethaby.  The chancel screen of 1910 in wrought iron is by R.B.Williams & Sons of Bridport.  The magnificent font was a gift from a churchwarden at the time of the consecration and is in the form of an alabaster bowl supported by forest marble columns on a base of alabaster, in turn mounted on circular steps of blue Keinton stone.  There is a most beautiful lectern, not mentioned in the guides, but well worth noting.  The seating is of 1966 and specified as 'Coventry Cathedral' type.

There is a superb village and church guide by Cyril Kay, twice a churchwarden of the church.



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