Around one hundred wooden baptism-angels are a specialty in rural churches in the Ev.-luth. Church of Hanover. Often they are positioned high up in a church to be lowered for a baptism service. In a bowl they carry the water for baptism ”from heaven” down to the person to be baptized. In art history these angels are considered baroque. The wood-carved angels of the rural churches mostly have been made by unknown local craftsmen. In the past, for many years the angels have been regarded as ”kitsch”. Today they are again loved by the congregations and the families.