Sunday, 31 August 2014

Inside St Thomas's Parish Church

Following on from last week's post showing the outside of St Thomas's here are views of the inside of the church.

Above the High Altar is a painting of the "Transfiguration of Our Lord", a copy of part of a painting by Raphael which hangs in the Vatican. The East wall is decorated with acanthus leaf, a popular classical Greek design.

The three-manual organ was made in 1834 by Samuel Renn. Its choir division was added in 1890 by Alex Young, and the organ was cleaned and overhauled in 1961 by Jardine. More details can be found on the The National Pipe Organ Register.

The pews in the gallery are the original Georgian ones whilst the others are Victorian replacements.

Since 2012, St. Thomas has been placed on the English Heritage Buildings at Risk register, and the group "Friends of St. Thomas" was set up in 2013 as a way of securing the future of the church for generations to come.

Visit the Church website for more information.

Next week I'll show you some of the stained glass windows.

A contribution to Inspired Sundays.


  1. Oh, how wonderful to know this beautiful place will be kept up!

  2. It is so hard to see the insides of churches these days. This is gorgeous.

  3. What a wonderful style with the columns and the organ. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Very beautiful interior. It seems so spacious.

  5. That is an amazing curch inside especally with the gallerys

  6. i wish i could hear some one play. sorry i am late commenting ... i have been away. ( :