Here is situated the High Altar where the Eucharist is celebrated on Sundays and greater festivals.To mark the particular significance of the sanctuary as the earthly meeting point between God and man a lamp burns perpetually here in its ruby glass. This lamp serves also as the Parish Church’s memorial to the men of Matlock who gave their lives in the Second World War. Their names are inscribed in a book in a window recess on the south side of the chancel. Advent Hunstone of Tideswell carved the clergy and choir stalls in oak to a design by W.N. Statham.
The Rector’s stall on the south side has a figure of the Good Shepherd. A figure of St Giles appears on the corresponding stall on the north side. All this chancel woodwork was dedicated in 1908. Five years later, the same designer and craftsman added the present pulpit with the panelling and canopy work at the lectern.