North & south aisles

Two aisles, north and south, run down the sides of the church with the nave in the middle. There are four beautifully worked mosaics, each surrounded by a marble border, at the east end of both the north and south aisles. 

The north aisle

The north aisle

In the north aisle there are many single comfortable chairs which can be moved to allow different arrangements to be made for services, meetings, group work and so on. At the east part of the north aisle there is a wooden barrier to protect the exposed organ pipes. Above these pipes is a brick arch with black and gold text saying "SING UNTO THE LORD AND PRAISE HIS NAME".

Organ pipesDown the north aisle there are many beautiful stained glass windows which are memorials to parishioners. To see all these windows, more detailed pictures and information about them look at the page north aisle stained glass windows. There is an area, the prayer corner, associated with personal prayer where there is a small altar with candles at th east end of the north aisle. At the west end there is the children's corner. Down the side of the north aisle are various brass plaques commemorating different people through the years.

The south aisle

Down this aisle are many beautiful stained glass windows which depict some well-known parables with each pair describing scenes from different parts of each story. To see all these windows, more detailed pictures and information about them look at the page south aisle stained glass windows.

Storage cupbards were fitted down the length of the south aisle in the early millenium. At the west end of the south aisle there are display and notice boards and a bookstall display case. South aisle carvings and plaques are mounted on the wall. The book of remembrance is kept in a glass topped table cabinet at the east end.

The church group, St James's Players, play for the All-age services in the east end of the south aisle and the boudoir grand piano, clavinova and music stands are kept here. The portable altar is also stored here when not in use. See all these on the page Instruments & altar in the south aisle