In the Victorian era there were pews in every aisle in the Church, and rents were paid for them, except for the Charity Pews in the Nave. These latter were removed in the early part of the 19th century. More pews were removed in 1966 from the North and South Chancel Aisles, as well as the South Aisle. In 2000 all the pews (except the churchwardens') were removed and replaced with chairs. The South Chancel Aisle was formed into St. Thomas' Chapel, to recall the name of the parish that was united with West Ham in the 1961 Deanery Reorganization.
The 1922 Royal Survey of Ancient Monuments described the Tower as "much perished". This was rectified fifty-six years later when it was completely restored together with new Great West Doors, and the whole of the outside pointing of the Church was seen to. The roofs' tiling, including the Long Porch, have also been renewed or re-laid.
The peal of ten bells were removed in 1978 from their wooden frame, decayed in parts, and were recast and rehung in a metal frame by Taylors of Loughborough. At the same time it was found necessary to replace the two floors in the Ringing and Bell Chambers. Big Ben at Westminster is well-known. It is said that its prototype, designed by Lord Grimthorpe, and made by Dents in 1857 is in our Tower.