Sunday 29th December 2013, the baptism of Heather and
Jamie Phillips took place at Hasland Methodist Church. The
family have a naval background as both parents, Andrew and
Lindsey were in the Royal Navy. Although Andrew served in the
Silent Service, the family have connections to TS Danae as both
Heather and Andrew are involved at that unit.
CO of TS Danae kindly permitted the bell to be used as the font
for their baptism. The
bell is approximately 15 inches deep and 12 inches in diameter.
The inside is painted red, there was no clapper present within
the bell as it was removed for the Baptism Ceremony. Usually, the bell hangs off a stand but a stand had to
be improvised using part of a font from another church.
bell is engraved in red on the side with HMS Danae 1967 and is
also engraved around the rim with the names of those who have
been baptised using the bell as a font. With Heather and Jamie,
two more names can be added to the list.
Rev Andrew Checkley