St Mary Magdalene's, Dundee

Baptistry

The font was carved by a member of the Catholic Apostolic Church from a single piece of stone. Font There is an elaborate pulley to lift the heavy stone lid. The carving round the font is: "Buried with him in baptism wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God who hath raised him from the dead" — a passage from St Paul's letter to the Christians in Colossae, chapter 2 verse 12,

David Shepherd On the wall, we see the Creed, the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments. There have been two outbreaks of dry rot in this corner. The most recent was in 1996 which almost destroyed these wall paintings. Thanks to the skill of Michael Latto from Newport, they were saved.

The original gates are very ornate. A second set of gates have been installed in memory of Georgia Struth, a little baby who died a few hours after her birth, and Andrew Ballantyne, Christine Mollison's father, both of whom died in 1998.

The windows, illustrated below, are from Her Majesty's Borstal in Feltham in Middlesex. They depict four acts of mercy - feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and giving drink to the thirsty. In the left hand window, there is a dedication in memory of Mr Donnet, a lifetime supporter of the Labour Party and a strong union man. His reputation was such that for many years, his family were refused entry visas to the United States. It seemed appropriate that his dedication should be "In union with God."

Baptistry Window