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The Baptistry
The Baptistry

Font
Font

Projecting from the west wall is a seven sided Baptistry. The windows are by William Morris & Co (Westminster) Ltd an early 20th Century maker (not to be confused with their illustrious 19th century namesake!). From left to right, the seven windows depict Abel, The Infant Moses, St. John Baptist, The Child Christ, Timothy, Samuel and David. One of them was presented by Ruth Gerrard and Judith Peat on 25 December 1921.

The ornate font is raised on a three column base and stands on a double, stone footpace. The oak font cover replaces the original and was made by Jack Steel in 1957 in memory of Tom Rodgers, churchwarden. The stone inscription around the top perimeter reads " Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not"


Abel
Abel

Moses
Moses

John the Baptist
John the Baptist

The Christ Child
The Christ Child

Timothy
Timothy

Samuel
Samuel

David
David

Brass
Brass

To the greater + glory of God
This Window is presented by
Ruth Gerrard & Judith Peat Dec 25 1921