+ Saint Giles Church, Langford
Thursday 22nd of June 2017
Picture: A Statue of Saint Giles.

A tour of the Church.

The Font.

As you enter the church, straight ahead of you is the font - a plain octagonal bowl, stem and base, probably from the 15th Century with an oak lid and drain. Originally there was a painted font ewer, but this was stolen in 1993.

To your left is the western apse. In the middle of the 11th Century, Pope Leo IV ordered the clergy to provide fonts in Churches. Fonts are usually placed near the entrance of the church. Some symbolical meaning is attached to this fact, a signification that baptism is the beginning of the Christian life.