• Short Summary

    The Bishop of Dorchester performs a christening ceremony at an ancient font at Baxley Pool.

  • Description

    Titles read: "SEVENTH CENTURY BAPTISM" (Dublin issue).

    Oxford.

    Various shots of the Bishop of Dorchester performing a christening ceremony at an ancient font at Baxley Pool. The ceremony commemorates the 4th centenary of the Diocese of Oxford.

    A procession of clergymen makes its way from a church to the pool a short distance away. The pool is fed by an active spring and water is taken from there for the font. Several shots of the baby being baptised. The Bishop blesses the congregation.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1334.02
    Media URN:
    44042
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1942
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:03:19:00 / 01:05:18:00
    Canister:
    42/62 (Dublin)

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "the Bishop of Dorchester" - his name is Gerald Allen.

    "Baxley Pool" should read Bapsey Pool.

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