Twinstead - St John the Evangelist - Nave
The red and black brickwork used on the outside of the church is even more striking in its use in the interior. The brickwork is used to outline blank arcades and provide a trellis of diagonal red and black bricks. The bold geometric patterns are developed further in the chancel, and the west clerestory window, with its geometric tracery, echoes the triangular shape of the south chancel window. The stone chancel screen, of three equal arches, is a rare feature only seen in two other churches in England - one being in Great Bardfield, Essex and the other the 14th century stone rood screen of Stebbing, Essex, which Woodyer was to restore in 1884. The stained glass by Hardman with rich hues of blues and purples adds to the effect. All in all, this church is a fascinating and idiosyncratic design, exemplifying the certainty of Victorian confidence and the modernism of the architect Woodyer.