St John the Baptist's Church, Chaceley (The Drum)

Recent Photograph of St John the Baptist's Church (The Drum) (Chaceley)

Yes, that is a Drum reclining on its side in the corner of the south aisle! It belonged originally to the church orchestra, when it was used to accompany singing before there was an organ. The Royal Coat of Arms painted on the Drum is understood to be circa 1817.

The painting beneath the window is one of a group of four.

The Inscription on the Memorial above them reads:

Underneath / this Monument lies
the Body of Thomas
WHITE (late of Hillend in
this Parish) who departed this
Life February the 2rd 1771
Aged LXV Years
Here lieth the Body of Elizabeth
the Wife of Thomas WHITE
who departed this life June the 17th 1771
Age LIX Years
Through Adams fall in dust our bodys lie
In hopes through Christ from dust to Glroy Rise
Sound, Joyfull trump thy voice we long to hear
O come Lord Jesus when will thou appear
Theres non shall Blessed be but those that stand
Clothd with thy Rightous Rob[e]s at thy Right hand

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 1st July 2008.
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