St John the Baptist, Cookham Dean

Encounter God through warm hospitality and inspired worship

Inside the Church

Chancel Screen at St John the Baptist

The Chancel Screen

Our screen is carved from fine matured English oak and although relatively simple its lines are elegant and very pleasing to the eye. The beautifully carved oak gates were given by J F Weatherby in 1895.

Pulpit and St John the BaptistThe Pulpit

Our pulpit was presented in 1870 by the clergy of the Maidenhead Deanery as a mark of their esteem for the Rev George Hodson who had been their Rural Dean for some years and who moved to Enfield in 1869.

The Font at St John the Baptism

The Font

Located by the main door in accordance with the tradition of associating baptism with entrance into the church, our font is octagonal, with baptismal symbols of Agnus Dei, IHS and the Ark and the carved text “Suffer little children to come unto me and forbid them not” (Luke 18:16). The coloured design painted on the font cover in 1937 was a gift from F H Wood, Churchwarden 1932-1946.

The wrought iron candle holder in which the Pascal Candle burns was given in memory of Annie Grace Parsons, a milliner who lived in the village, and her sister Caroline.

The line drawings on this page are all the work of David Colthup our Organist and Choir Master