"I am the vine; you are the branches." — John 15:5

Our New Baptismal Font!

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, The Right Rev. John H. Chapman, Bishop of Ottawa,  made his Episcopal Visit to St. Helen’s Anglican Church, Orleans, Ontario.  It was a wonderful, complicated service which included Holy Baptism, Confirmation for 10 young adults, the blessing of the holy space that is our recently extensively  expanded building, the blessing of a new series of stained glass windows entitled “Living Water”(created by the Associate Incumbent, The Rev. Canon Peter Lackey) and last, but not least, the blessing of our new font.  The font artist is John Schweighardt, of livingstonessculptures.ca.  The base is one piece of Canadian maple and the bowl is carved of granite from Lanark, Ontario (also part of our Diocese).   Two of these particular photos show the reflection of the dove stained glass window situated above the Altar in the water.