Making a Church Font for the 21st Century

If you follow us on Instagram you will have noticed us telling the story of a beautiful church font we made for Liverpool Parish Church.

Our very first font project was for Christ the King in Battyeford and, as is often the case with ecclesiastical projects, the whole church community was involved right from the start.

We love this aspect of church furniture design and we welcome visits to our workshop during the making process so that anyone who is interested can see how the project is taking shape. Most people find it fascinating – even with all the sawdust and busyness – and they enjoy being part of the design journey.

A baptismal font has a very special role to play in the life of a church and its congregation. It is here that the church’s newest members launch their lives within the community, making the font an important focal point for worship and celebration.

For this reason, we like to draw on the inspiration of those who will be part of those celebrations to create something that they have helped to imagine.

Like the font for Christ the King in Mirfield, the project for Liverpool Parish Church brought together the energy of the church’s project team and the talents of several independent makers, ourselves included. Liverpool glass artist Katharine Bayes made three glass panels representing the Holy Trinity and the stone font bowl was cut by Hillhouse Edge quarries in Holmfirth.

A modern font is part of a dynamic space and thanks to the addition of robust, easy glide castors,  it can be moved easily and smoothly around the church. This flexibility is important when the church is being used for other community events. Another important consideration for churches is cost and we are fortunate to have a large workshop which is equipped with the latest CAD computer design and two CNC machines for optimum manufacturing efficiency.

With thoughtful design, design and manufacturing expertise and a collaborative approach we can help 21st Century churches create their own heirlooms of the future.