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Glossary: font, baptismal

 

A special container used to hold the water for the sacrament of baptism. The font is often mounted on a pedestal. Generally, in United Methodist churches the baptismal font is found in the front of the church, often inside the chancel railing.

Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.