Three stone statues in canopied niches above the north entrance of the church, depicting:
St. Peter, with an enormous key.
(possibly died AD 67), apostle, first pope; patron saint of locksmiths and confessors. Usually holding the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven in his hand
Virgin and Child
Saint Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ
St. Paul with a sword.
the Apostle, (c. 5 - c. 67 ), persecuted the early followers of Jesus before switching sides and seeking to join them. He was instrumental in creating the Christian Church. He is the protector of tent-makers, theologians and the ecclesiastical press and is depicted with a sword.
These statues were carved 1984-86 by J.L. Carr to replace the ones destroyed at the Reformation.
Joseph Lloyd 'Jim' Carr (Thirsk Junction, Yorkshire 1912 - Kettering 1994),
English novelist, publisher, teacher, and eccentric