The Wirksworth Stone links right back to Saxon times and shows scenes from the life of Christ. It is carved in vertical pairs. The top left clearly shows Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, and next door to that is a cross. For an interpretation of the other carvings, follow this link.
Dated at around 800AD, it is believed to be one of the earliest Christian artefacts in the Peak District. For years, it was hidden beneath a paving stone in front of the altar, but was rediscovered in 1821 during a reordering of the church. It was the lid from the tomb of an important person buried under the church. A full sized skeleton was discovered under the stone, but the remains have not been identified.
This Norman font was restored in 1896. I love the arrangement of red, white and blue in celebration of the Jubilee.
Apparently, during his school days, my uncle won a prize for his drawing of this font.
Rather more up to date, this rather splendid model of the church was created in memory of Doreen Schofield (1939 - 2004)...
and the tiles were painted by Wirksworth children to commemorate the Jubilee.