Font

Font

The font is also a product of local craftsmanship, being made from a single solid block of granite; quarried from the Carn at the back.  The font cover surmounted by a dove and decorated with symbols of local industry, was made in 1986.

The Window of Remembrance was carved by the same local craftsman and dedicated in 1987.

The font cover is in memory of Robert Edward Marsden, vicar 1949-1976. It is a copy of the one at Cardynham Church, though it incorporates symbols of our local industries.
As it was being made, Geevor Mine was in financial difficulties due to the sudden collapse in the world price of tin. The government was asked for help, but one of the government ministers replied “Why do you need a mining industry in Cornwall? – you have the tourist industry”. Alan Rowell’s wife, Sandy, was so incensed by this remark that she wrote to the Times asking “What does the minister want us to put on our new font cover? – an ice-cream cone?” Mr McIntosh, who was then carving the details on the font cover, read Sandy’s letter in the Times, and added an ice-cream cone, hidden among the foliage: It may be a good game for visitors to the church to try to spot this!