At the eastern end of the Chancel is the Sanctuary which is the holiest part of the church. On the altar bread and wine are made holy to be shared by the congregation in Holy Communion.

The altar is wooden table with a marble front depicting Jesus Christ as the lamb carrying his cross. The front of the altar is covered with a cloth, known as the frontal.

On ordinary Sundays the frontal is green. On some festivals it is red, for example on St James day, Pentecost and All Saints Day. In Advent the frontal is blue, at Christmas and Easter it is white, and in Lent it is purple. The altar is traditionally bare on Good Friday.