For this church:
Mansfield (Ladybrook) St Mary
Features and Fittings
Plain wooden altar table, probably 1957.
Two wooden candle stands either side of the altar with minimal turned decoration
Two wooden candle stands at west end of chancel, 20th century
Plain wooden table with glass top housing the memorial book
Two wall hangings made in 2008 as part of the 50th anniversay of the consecration of Ladybrook St Mary. The wall hanging on the north chancel wall shows the Tree of Life; the subject of the one on the south wall is 'water' (the Lady Brook still runs under Ladybrook Lane).
Plain wooden cross over altar
Candle stand (standard, metal, for tea-lights)
In a recess in the south wall: almery, wood and metal, and lower shelf, with plaque inscribed:
West wall, St Mary's Mothers' Union banner, in a wooden case with plaque inscribed:
N.E. corner, pulpit of polished wood, hexagonal with steps, rails, and a pineapple finial, probably 1957
N.E. corner, in front of pulpit, font of similar polished wood, octagonal, wooden carved St Christopher and Christ child finial on the cover, probably 1957
Piano, located in S.E. corner by the lectern
West wall, vicars' board, wood, with plaque inscribed:
West end, S.E. corner, brass plaque inscribed:
Chairs, late 20th century, padded
Each aisle pier has a small attached wooden shelf projecting into the nave
Stairs located on north and south sides giving access to the gallery.
The organ is located on the gallery.
Located on the front of the west gallery, facing east, five painted panels, two principal to the north and south, and three central, balanced around a depiction of the Crucifixion. All figures were painted in 1950s clothes and attitudes.
From the south the scenes depicted are:
The Nativity, with Joseph in 1950s clothes observing an angel, Mary shown with close-cropped black hair, wearing a blue skirt and a long, close-fitting, dark jumper, looking down on the Infant Jesus in a white shawl.
Fleeing Herod, with Joseph in a trilby hat, wearing a bright check muffler underneath a brilliant yellow jerkin with a zip-fastener with a hiker’s rucksack on his back. Mary on a donkey, short hair, a green shawl, and holding the infant Jesus.
The Crucifixion, showing Mary on her knees, wearing a long, blue dress, holding up both hands towards the cross which is depicted in shadow on her and the background.
Jesus in the Temple, with the Elders, one wearing a collar and tie, as disputing with the boy Jesus who is shown in a shirt and red pullover. The scene is watched over by Mary from within a thorn tree.
The discovery of the empty tomb, with running figures. Mary, her hair now silver, in a long black jumper, dark skirt, and black silk stockings is carrying a shopping-bag. Peter is in a neat grey lounge suit, but John has his shirt-sleeves rolled up and part of his shirt hanging out of his brown corduroy slacks.