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The nave
Inside the church, the original decoration has been preserved.  The roof of the nave is in the shape of a clover leaf and is stencilled with flowers.  The west wall is decorated with the wall paintings which are All Saints' finest feature.  To the left of the war memorial is a Noah's Ark scene and to the right is a scene depicting the Exodus, with the Israelites watching Moses summon the Red Sea waves to drown the pursuing Egyptians.  Flanking the west window are four figures representing Bishop Remigius, founder of Lincoln Cathedral; St Guthlac of Croyland; St Mary Magdalen; and Little St Hugh of Lincoln (not to be confused with St Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln).  The window itself depicts figures from the Old Testament - Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Hannah and Samuel.  Below and to the right is the current font, in Caen stone from Normandy.  By the door to the south porch is the mediaeval parish font dating from the 14th century, an octagonal bowl.



North wall
The north wall displays more wall paintings, the patterns of which are reproduced in the embroidered kneelers standing in each pew.  The stained glass is early 20th century.  At the west end the window commemorates Edward Howard, who died in 1922.  He was churchwarden, an office held until recently by his great grandson Christopher.  It shows Bishop St Hugh of Lincoln holding a model of Lincoln Cathedral, and St Theodore, an early archbishop of Canterbury, holding a model of Canterbury Cathedral.  Below them are scenes of All Saints' predecessor, St Peter's, and the old Nocton Hall (destroyed by fire in 1834).
The middle window on the north side is in memory of Leslie Wray, a village lad killed in action at Cambrai in 1917.  The top of the window contains the badge of the Tank Corps, in which Leslie served.  Below this are figures of St Oswald and St Etheldreda, and below them are an early tank and a machine gun (Leslie Wray also served in the Machine Gun Corps).  The window next to the pulpit shows the Mayflower sailing to America and notes the descent of Evangeline Dennis from one of the Pilgrim Fathers.  The saints in this window are St Aidan and the Venerable Bede.  The pulpit is typical of the no-expense-spared approach taken by Lady Sarah and is in Caen and Ancaster stone, with depictions of St Peter, St John and Christ Himself.
The south aisle commemorates, in the eastern window, Mary Wilson, daughter of Edward, a vicar of Nocton, showing the Virgin and St Mary Magdalen, with the arms of the Marquess of Ripon, including the stags of the Robinsons, the galley of the Campbells (relatives of the Robinsons) and the six pointed star of the Hobarts.  In the centre of the aisle hangs the banner, depicting the Good Samaritan, of the "Loyal Ripon Lodge" of the Independent Order of Odd-Fellows, a Victorian friendly society.