Which font? Vote now.

This is the Norman font. It was thrown out into the churchyard when the Victorians re-ordered the church. It was later found under loads of brambles and restored to church in 1930.  It now sits in the North aisle.  This is the font that we use for baptisms.  This is the font that most people in living memory say they were baptised in.

We will have to move it when the new ‘facilities’ are installed in the North transept.

The other font is Victorian and sits below the tower at the west end of church.  The mats on the floor are where the bell-ringers stand.

Neither font is in the right place.

If we ask to remove one the chancellor will want a positive proposal as to what we are going to do with it.

Putting it in the churchyard and using it as a birdbath probably won’t do.  If I ask for any more pews to be removed to make space for it by the door the uproar will cause more stress.

We don’t need two and yet……….

Why do building issues cause me so much angst?

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4 Responses to Which font? Vote now.

  1. Kathryn says:

    hah…familiar scenario. We too are blessed with 2 fonts, – tho both are pretty average Victorian as far as I can determine. When I first arrived, they were confusingly pretty much side by side at the west end. Just before Lent the smaller and moveable font made its way slowly and with great dignity to a new position by the south door, where it is now a holy water stoup that I, and as far as I know I alone, am rather happy to use……

    When does your vacancy start? and have you told the ArchD what you actually need in order to survive?? Hope so

  2. Kathryn says:

    btw Have you had any joy trying to persuade your people that font covers are an abhomination? Your Victorian font looks like the brother of ours – right down to the cover!

  3. gloriousthings says:

    Both are too big to use as water stoops!
    And remove the lid……how will we stop the witches stealing the Holy water??? Actually it stops the bat droppings from corroding the stone.

  4. ric says:

    Have you got a south and north door? One could go by each…..

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