rood screen thumb 400The Rood Screen was designed by Messrs Hicks and Charlewood of Newcastle, and carved by Ralph Hedley, also of Newcastle. It was dedicated in 1923 in memory of Canon Joseph Lowe who was vicar of the parish for 44 years.

The inscription reads ‘by thy Cross and Passion, by thy glorious Resurrection and Ascension good Lord deliver us’. The seven symbols of Christ’s passion are over the head of the screen: the spear, Judas’ money bag, the seamless coat, the crown of thorns, the cup of the Last Supper, the nails, and the scourge.