Eakring St Andrew

Features and Fittings


This is of a plain design and bears the date ‘1674'. Its installation probably reflects the completion of William Mompesson’s restoration of the church. The font cover is of oak with ironwork.


The pulpit is usually described as ‘Jacobean’. Pevsner dates it as probably contemporary with the font and this would conveniently place it as part of Mompesson’s refurbishment. It is of carved oak with a sounding board.

Chancel Screen

The screen is of oak, with a small brass plate carrying the following inscription:

To the Glory of God and as a Thanksgiving for 36 years of Faithful Ministry in this Parish of the Rev. Canon W. Lumley B. Cator M.A.this Screen has been Erected by Parishioners and Friends.A.D.1913

Poor Box

An Archdeacon’s visitation of 1674 had drawn Mompesson’s attention to the lack of a Poor Box in the church. It was not until 1718 when Peter Laycock, who had succeeded his cousin as rector in 1709, provided the simple black wooden box.


The lectern is made of oak and was given in 1881.