The Chancel runs from the chancel steps to the Vestry and the Sanctuary is the area immediately surrounding the altar. Before the 19th Century renovations of the church the altar stood halfway down the current Chancel area.
Above is a 180 degree view of the Sanctuary.
On the left you can see the organ. In the middle is the altar and to the far right is the big tomb of John, 1st Lord Mordaunt. You can see the rows of pews where the choir sit. On the right is a close up of the end of one of these choir stalls.
Here we see the altar at the east end of Turvey church. This section of the church was added between 1852 and 1854.
Here is one of the floor tiles that are all around the edge of the church and go across in front of the altar.
I am told this is an encaustic tile.
The Altar Base
Beautiful blue tiles around the base of the altar read : (Jesus stood and) CRIED SAYING IF ANY MAN THIRST LET HIM COME ( unto me and drink) John 7:37
The Altar Top
The Bible, Cross and candles
that stand on the altar.
The Church Banner
This is an embroidered banner hanging in the Sanctuary.
It is used for parades.
The Sanctuary Stained Glass
This is the beautiful stained glass window that is behind the altar.
The View Up The Church
If you stand on the steps of the Sanctuary and look back up the church, this is the view you will see.
Notice the carved pulpit on the far right of the picture (from whence the rector could deliver his sermons). The archway that is in the centre of the picture is the gates to the bell tower. There are paintings either side of it.