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North & south aisles

The north aisle
North aisle from the west
 
The north aisle
North aisle from across the church
 
The north aisle
North aisle from the east
 

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. Find out about these on the page Mosaics.

Organ pipesThe 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" (shown right). 

Down 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 The north aisle stained glass windows. There is an area associated with personal prayer where there is a small altar with candles - find out about this on the page Prayer corner. At the west part of the north aisle is the children’s corner - find out about this on the page 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 The 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 there are display and notice boards and a bookstall display case. See some plaques and stone carvings situated here on the page South aisle carvings and plaques. A Book of Remembrance is kept here - find out about it on the page The book of remembrance.

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.

The south aisle
The south aisle from the west
The south aisle
The south aisle from the east
The south aisle
The south aisle from the nave