The Pulpit

PulpitThe only piece saved from the original pulpit of All Hallows is the lectern desk in the choir, and this motif is used in the plasterwork on the light fittings in the nave area.

The present pulpit dates from around 1670 and is carved in the style of Grinling Gibbons. It comes from the church of St Swithun's, London Stone, which was destroyed by bombing and not rebuilt.

Above it is the tester, or sounding board, designed to represent three pilgrim shells associated with the pilgrimage of St James Compostella in Spain. The Latin inscription "Nos autem praedicamus Christum crucifixum" (I preach Christ crucified) appeared on the board of the original pulpit:

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