One of the first things you see when you enter the Church is the font. This, like the pulpit, is octagonal in design. The howl is carved from a solid piece of alabaster supported on eight Serpentine columns, and is mounted on a platform of polished St Ann’s marble. On the eight panels around the font are carved emblems representing the Holy Trinity, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Following the inscription they are Two interlocked triangles, known as Solomon’s seal, A Dove representing the Holy Spirit, A floral symbol of the Trinity, Three interwoven circles, again representing the Trinity, Another floral symbol of the Trinity, The Lamb of God, Another emblem of the Trinity and Five flowers and tracery. You will not be able to see them all, because of the position of the font.
The font was moved from near the back on the North side to its present position when extra pews were added in 1936. Look around the top, under the cover, and see the inscription, ‘Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not, for such is the Kingdom of Heaven’. Look in St Matthew, chapter 19, verse 14; and find out who said these words.