All Saints Margaret Street | Baptistery

: Baptistery

The baptistery, in the south-west corner, houses the font (1857-8), and the large paschal candlestick, a copy of one in the Certosa at Pavia, Italy.

In the ceiling resides ‘the Pelican in its Piety’, piercing her breast to feed her young – symbolic of the Fall and Redemption of man (the pelican was supposed to slay her rebellious offspring then revive them with her own blood).