Father Philip Jones reading next to Dickens's baptismal font

Father Philip Jones reading next to Dickens’s baptismal font


On March 4 some 203 years ago young Charles Dickens, less than a month old, was brought to the Portsea Parish Church font to be formally welcomed into the Anglican religion. This week the Portsmouth Dickens Fellowship commemorated the occasion by reading from The Life of Our Lord, the story of Jesus Christ, which Dickens had written for his children.

Said chapter secretary Geoffrey Christopher, “It went well.” Click here.