There is a small wooden forward-facing altar and a sort of lectern that pokes through the screen but they could both easily be removed when the reform of the reform gathers pace. The fine pulpit is intact. The modern, unobtrusive microphone, indicates that it is still in use.
The Lady Chapel has its own screen.
The Church was founded by the Benedictines in 1861, hence there is this fine altar in honour of St Benedict at North wall.
I was very taken by this statue but I have to confess that I do not know who it is. Can anyone help?
At the back of the Church is this inscription:
To God the greatest and best.By the mercy of the Lord and with the applause of the people, it was not "renewed" again sometime in the mid 1970s. Deo gratias!
When Pius XII was happily reigning,
Joseph Rudderham was bishop,
and Canon Patrick Hackett was Rector;
this sacred building, having been damamged by hostile incursion in 1942,
by the mercy of the Lord, and with the people applauding,
was renewed in the year 1953.
And here is the photo I took with the advice of the bird-watcher. The falcon that you can see is, apparently, the female one. The twigs above are part of their nest. The male one was scratching around up there but I can't make it out in the photo.