Wesley Memorial font

Miniature font based on the font in St Magdalen Church, Oxford.

This font was made in 1963 by Geoffrey Beard, an architect who was a member of the Church.

In 1961 a number of church members felt that a new, larger font would be a suitable addition to the church’s furnishings. They set about fund-raising by holding weekly coffee mornings on Wednesdays during the holiday season.

After three years they were able to gift the font to the church. Violet Hacker who coordinated this project wrote in the Church magazine:

“We would like to thank Mr Beard for the interest and care he has given, for the beautiful dedication of the Font by the Rev. Benjamin Drewery, and all those friends who have helped in so many ways.

It has given us great joy to do this and to have the fellowship of the coffee mornings , but most of all to bring our gifts, graces and talents to the feet of Christ who said if we receive a little child in His name. we receive the Lord Himself.”

The font used before this time was a small ceramic font, which was a miniaturised version of the font in St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford.

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