St Mary's is an Open Church - Open to God, Open to You
in 2008 Sister Jean Harris
asked Claudia Brown to create a new Baptismal Bowl to replace a rather basic
stainless steel one.
The design for the Baptismal Bowl incorporates the dove shape from the stained glass window and etched wave patterns to give a sense of movement. The base was shaped to fit the existing octagonal wooden font base.
A prayer is etched around the top of the bowl— ‘Bless this water, that your servants who are washed in it may become one with Christ, to be cleansed and delivered from all sin’.
The bowl was blessed and used to baptise baby Hannah on Sunday June 15th 2008.
Claudia is a Sculptural Artist with specialisms in Perspex, light and acrylic. She made the Ramryge Angels which are in St Albans Abbey, Ramryge Chantry chapel. She welcomes commissions for bespoke bowls and other sculptural, spiritual or practical artworks. Bowls can be created to commemorate special occasions, anniversaries and awards. Contact details: 07714 761261 http://www.claudiabrown.co.uk/index.htm