Between 2000 and 2006 St Mary's acquired a set of seasonal altar and
pulpit furnishings designed and made by Marian Cantrell. The designs
mark the liturgical seasons in a way which reflects the church and the
village in which they are used.
The altar furnishings consist of a Laudian cloth with three antependia
which can hang over the central part of it. The cloth is used without
an antependium during the penitential seasons of Advent and
Lent; in the other seasons one of the three antependia is
For more pictures and information about the designs, click on one of
the pictures below.
As can be seen, all three antependia have an underlying
two triangular shapes, one descending and one ascending. The triangular
shape is suggestive of the Holy Trinity and of the loving nature of God
which is reflected in his creation. The idea is of God's grace reaching
down and being met by creation's response.