| Have you seen this picture
on the font?
(clue:look around the back)
Do you know what it is?
This carving represents the Trinity. It celebrates God as
Father, Son & Holy Spirit - three in one
(Tri for three - think of triplets,
triangles, & Unity)
This carving is in Latin, the language
that would have been used by the early Christians when they
Pater = Father, Filius = Son, Spiritus = Spirit
Deus (in the centre) = God
The circle joining the three arms says 'non est' = 'is not'
& the 3 arms into the centre say 'est' = 'is'
This explains that the Father, Son & Holy Spirit are
different, but that all 3 are God.
One way of trying to explain it could be to think of a Mars
bar - the three layers of chocolate, caramel & soft nougat
are all different, but a Mars bar is not a Mars bar unless
all three different parts are together.
Also on the font is a carving of a
very well known bible story - do you know which one?
For slightly older children -
meet the Jubilee Kids at
- modern cartoon-style, with intro movie which takes you to THE HUB.....
not try making your own God's Eyes?
God's Eyes made at our
Churchyard Celebration Day using twigs & wool
you look at
the plainer one carefully you will see it shows the sun and earth
in a sparkling sky
Smoother effect using kebab sticks instead of twigs
You can also try adding feathers to the ends of the twigs for further