The plaque of the Holy Ghost – read by Daphne Darlington

Look up – or if you prefer, use the mirror provided – and you will see a plaque of the Holy Ghost, represented by a dove.

It is this unique feature more than any other which gives St Thomas’ its grade-1 listed status.

Sadly, we do not know who the architect was, but the plaque itself is an almost identical copy to that of St Peter’s church in Vere Street, London – a church designed by James Gibbs for the Earl of Oxford and finished in 1722, shortly before the building of St Thomas’.

May be the moulds used for that ceiling were reused here?