Two continental 17C baroque style carvings have been placed either side of the crucifix. The crucifix is by Sir Walter Tapper and was formerly in the church of Our Lady of Mercy and S Thomas of Canterbury, Gorton, Manchester, prior to being rescued by the S Agatha’s Trust when the Gorton basilica was closed. The carvings may once have been part of a large organ case or even a reredos; at one time the carvings were in the Catholic Chapel of Our Lady, Bursledon, Hampshire. The carvings, along with a complete reredos and other items, were given to the S Agatha’s Trust by the Catholic Diocese of Portsmouth for use and display in S Agatha’s Church. Flowers will be placed by the crucifix on Friday following the Requiem Mass for those murdered by Islamic terrorists in Manchester.