The church interior is a joy to explore, with pews and furnishings filling every available space. Simon Jenkins describes it as "part folly, part museum, part large parlour" and the Rough Guide to England calls it "an architectural dog's dinner." The importance of the sea to the congregation is clear: the low roof is supported by pillars that look like deck supports and the woodwork would be quite at home on a ship.
The nave is filled with box pews, some of which say "For Strangers Only." Each is cozily furnished with a carpeted floor and upholstered cushions. Above are galleries to seat more of the large congregation. In the midst of it all is a large charcoal stove, still in use, with flue rising to the ceiling.
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