Halifax Minster was formerly the Parish Church and was completed in1438. In 2009 it was elevated to Minster status.
This is the font with its very ornate cover which is a fine feature surviving from the Medieval period, and is acknowledged to be one of the finest in England. The stone font bowl may also date from the fifteenth century, or earlier. The cover was originally intended to prevent people from stealing the baptismal water kept in the font, which was supposed to have curative powers.