Virtual Tour of St Mary's Church, Eaton Bray - Pages 9-10


The Font

Just inside the church door stands the font, where people are baptized into membership of the Christian Church.

The lead-lined bowl of the font is cup-shaped, and is supported on a large central column, with four lesser columns at the corners of the base. Each of these columns is carved with leaf-patterns identical to those of the arches opposite.

This tells us that the font is the same age as the basic structure of the church, and has been used for the baptism of parishioners since the 1200s.


The Font, just inside the South Door of St Marys Eaton Bray

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