Font and Victorian altar
The font dates from around 1490, and its impressive carved oak cover from 1665, as indicated by its inscription ‘This was the gift of Simon Coston, Gent, March 26th, 1665.' In the 18th century the font was said to have been ‘defaced by a nasty yellow paint which gives it a most tawdry and paltry appearance.' Subsequently it was removed and ‘lost' beneath piles of rubble within the tower. The vestry minute-book from 1836 records ‘that a font with a lid for christenings be not ordered, on the score that, in point of fact, there are no christenings for parishioners of Perivale, nor likely to be any.'
The Victorian altar, now situated at the back of the nave, was acquired by Dr Hughes in 1879. The composition is described as ‘an arcade of 5 panels in carved and moulded oak, with columns of Canadian walnut amply relieved by gilding and colour. The centre is occupied by a figure of our Lord as King of glory, and the 4 remaining panels, 2 on each side, by figures of the Evangelists.' It was apparently designed by a member of the choir.