It's 18 foot tall and is telescopic. It was made around 1450 and restored to full glory and working order in the 1980's. It was so amazing that in 1643 the man tasked with destroying icons in churches spared it, perhaps because he found it so ridiculously OTT. ( Find out more on the website link below)
There have been fancy font covers in several churches I've been to but I've never seen an egg timer before! Right beside the pulpit, presumably to time the sermon.
The rather grand porch has lots of knapped flint and dates from about 1475
Although it's a village church for a small village it has Anglo-Catholic features more often seen in larger town churches.
There are some large carved angels on the roof supports
Very fancy pew ends, carved from top to bottom, inside and out.
St Leonards chapel on the side aisle was made into a war memorial in 1919 with an east window showing a British soldier and sailor helping Jesus carry his cross
Very fine carved stations of the cross
Suffolk Churches website HERE
but it gets no mention
Difficult to get a good photo as this church is tucked away in a Lower Ufford - a part of the village surrounded by old cottages and tiny lanes.
I opened the door and stepped into the church and nearly jumped a mile as there were two people just inside gazing up at the font........... I rarely find other people in these small Suffolk churches. They were visitors to Suffolk from Buckinghamshire and were wondering why they had left visiting Suffolk until they were in their 70's! I was able to sing the praises of my beautiful county.....very easy to do.