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PORTSMOUTH: In memory of Isla

by Margaret Duggan

IN THE church of St Thomas the Apostle, in Elson, Portsmouth diocese, the new font stands in the middle of the main aisle as a constant reminder of the importance of baptism, the Vicar, the Revd Simon Rundell, says. It is part of the piece-by-piece refurbishment of this small 1840s church which has been going on for some years.

St Thomas’s stands on the edge of the harbour, and some of its floor timbers show signs of having been taken from captured French ships. It has always been a ...

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