Furnishings

The Reredos (1923)

The reredos (ornamental carved screen behind the altar) was given in 1923 by Emily Eliza, the widow of William Dundas Gilpin-Brown, who had been Land Agent to both the 2nd and 3rd Barons Leigh and lived at Leek Wootton House.  

The rood screen (1929)

The rood (or chancel) screen was erected in 1929 at the expense of Sir Wathen Waller, Bt of Woodcote in memory of his brother, Captain Sir Francis Waller, Bt who was killed in action in 1914.  

The fonts

The font was replaced in 1845 by a gift from Anne Amelia Colvile, a cousin of the incumbent at the time, Rev Frederick Leigh Colvile. The old font, which dates back to the 12th Century, remains outside the church, to the right of the porch (pictured above). The ‘new’ font is based on the ancient …

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