At the centre of the top layer is the seated figure of Our Lord as the Law Giver with His right hand held up in blessing and His left hand resting on the Bible.
The figure is flanked by numerous ‘Angels of the Glory’ –a multitude of the heavenly host –on each side of which are two archangels, on the left St Michael who is carrying his symbolic sword and St Gabriel carrying a lily and a sceptre and on the right St Raphael with a staff, a fish and a flask and St Oriel [or Uriel] who has an open left hand in which he holds the flame of love to ignite the heart in the service of God.
To the left and right of the archangels are four empty niches which are flanked by angels carrying the four emblems of the Passion of Christ, on the left a scourge and a chalice and on the right a crown of thorns and a sword.
On the outside of the top layer of the memorial are models of two of the honours awarded to Sir Redvers: on the left is the Order of St Michael and St George the KCMG which was awarded to him in 1883 and on the right the Order of the Bath [Military Division] the KCB, awarded in 1885. Both honours have been coloured with metallic paint.
Middle section of the memorial
The middle section of the memorial is rather more complicated than the top.
The centrepiece of the whole monument is a sculpted, gilded, altar cross on a large pedestal.