Baptism Font, Emmanuel Church - Loughborough, Leicestershire
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N 52° 46.017 W 001° 12.639
30U E 620723 N 5847846
An interesting font in Emmanuel church, Loughborough.
Waymark Code: WMQAPG
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 01/24/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Installed in 1995 and made from local stone, it provides for both infant and adult baptism.

"The church was built 1835-1837, at the beginning of Queen Victoria's reign. The town was growing out towards the Charnwood Forest and the new church on the Forest lane was needed in addition to the medieval church of All Saints in the town centre. The cost of the building was £7,000.

The original parish of Loughborough was divided into "the parish of Loughborough and the parish of Emmanuel, Loughborough". The Rectors of both parishes were to be appointed by the original patrons, Emmanuel College, Cambridge.

The church was consecrated on 4th September 1837 by John Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln, in whose diocese Loughborough then was."

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Approximate Age of Artefact: 1994

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