The Shorn(e) Lamb

The Font is an interesting octagonal 15th century piece of stonework, carved on seven sides with suitable Christian subjects. One of these is the Agnus Dei or Lamb of God representing Jesus. There is a similar font in Southfleet church, but the carving differs, suggesting a medieval pun, The Agnus Dei at Southfleet is a wooly animal, whilst the one at Shorne is quite smooth — a “shorn” lamb.