The font in St Agnes Church Cawston


The font in St Agnes Church Cawston


Two articles from the Cawston Parish magazine (1990 & 1991) describe the different kinds of fonts found in parish churches with particular reference to St Agnes Cawston. Another excerpt from an anonymous blog provides more information on the graffiti that can be seen on its sides.


The font at St Agnes Cawston described as a 'fantastic example of late mediaeval devotional art and liturgy' is octagonal with an elaborate font cover. Once painted in bright colours it is likely that the seven sacraments were depicted as well as the donors' shields. There are also several examples of graffiti carved into three of the font's eight sides. A new oak cover at the base of the font was constructed by prisoners and staff from Norwich Prison. For more detailed information click on files to view in full screen.


Naomi Horrocks


John Kett Parish magazine 1990
Beverley and Norman White Parish magazine 1991
Blog entry by unknown author about the font the font (no date)