What to see
On the left of the chancel are three sedilia, seats for the priest, deacon and sub deacon, an usual feature for a small church. (c) Mike Beck
Traces of wall paintings dating from the fourteenth century include flowers, leaves, and scrolls, showing that the church would have been a blaze of colour and decoration in the Middle Ages. An owl can be seen in the above the chancel arch on the left. (c) Mike Beck
The Sussex sandstone font is large enough for a baby to be baptised in it by immersion. (c) Mike Beck
Some very early and rare stained glass remains from the beginning of the fourteenth century, including figures that may represent the Virgin Mary and King David.
In the north doorway several small crosses can been seen carved into the stonework. These so-called ‘magic marks’ were made to protect the church from evil. (c) Mike Beck
here is some intriguing stone carving, including a sheep's head above a recessed stone seat on the west wall - an appropriate symbol in sheep-rearing country - and a quaint little hand to the left of the chancel arch. (c) Mike Beck
The Altar frontal was designed and made by Belinda Scarlett and dedicated by Dr Martin Warner, the Bishop of Chichester on 22 March 2015. The text 'My Soul doth magnify the Lord' is taken from Luke 1 v 46. Given by The Friends of St Mary the Virgin North Stoke. www.belindascarlett.com Photo (c) Wendy Eve
On the outside wall of the church, on one of the south east cornerstones of the south transept, is carved a medieval mass dial which was used before the days of clocks to calculate when church services should begin.