George Fellowes Prynne


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St Peter


Now redundant. Building converted and used as a social centre. All fixtures and fittings by Fellowes Prynne.

Chancel cross and aumbrey went to St. Michaelís, Tokyngton, Wembley: other items to St. Gabrielís, Cricklewood and to a parish or parishes in Norfolk.

The interior was seen by the author shortly before internal rebuilding, and had some notable features. As a change from red and white, the colour is given in contrasting ochre and white stone. The nave arches feature both colours, as do the walls. At the time of the visit, there was a wall but no screen at the chancel entrance. The choir stalls, communion rails and high altar were in Prynneís standard oak designs, the altar having three sections, with the frontal behind the woodwork. The chancel wall and pulpit were of stone with coloured marble panels. The reredos in the Lady chapel was again typical, being a triptych with the centre panel larger and with a curved top, creating a pleasingly balanced work. Externally the building is of grey stone with a little colour added by the use of brick and tiles.

Heating was originally done by Kinnell & Co.

At this church the war memorial was the altar and reredos of a memorial chapel. The altar is of the style such as can be found at St. George, Benenden and St. Mark, Hadlow Down Lady chapels. Above it, the reredos fits into an arch. It is in three panels, with a depiction of Christís ascension in the centre panel, and the names of the fallen to the left and right. The whole piece is in stone and marble, and is unlike anything else so far observed.