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The Joys of Confirmations

by Michael Ford last modified 11 Jun, 2021 10:56 PM

Bishop Nicholas has recently confirmed 12 candidates, saying, "It is one of the great joys of being a Bishop that you Confirm both young and older."

The Joys of Confirmations

Bishop Nicholas confirms candidates at Branksome St Aldhelm

The Bishop said:

“The last three Sundays I have been in hospital (Salisbury District), in prison (The Verne) and in parish (St Aldhelm’s). It has been a lovely way to participate in these different aspects of the Church’s life and I am very glad it is now possible to be out and about a bit more.

“Having Confirmed very few people during the pandemic it was wonderful to Confirm 5 prisoners at The Verne on Trinity Sunday and 7 youngsters at St Aldhelm’s on the Sunday after.

“Confirmation is an important part of a lifetime journey of faith as a follower of Jesus Christ and allows you to confirm the promises that were made when you were baptised. It is one of the great joys of being a Bishop that you Confirm both young and older.

“There are few more Confirmations as well as our Diocesan Ordinations taking place in the next few weeks and am I am also looking forward to being able to visit schools and parish churches as well as Sarum College, Hilfield and Pilsdon one last time as I now prepare to leave the Diocese."

Branksome St Aldhelm posted on Facebook:<

"After the last year it was absolutely wonderful to welcome the Bishop of Salisbury to church today (one of his last parish engagements before he retires) and even more to be able to baptise and confirm so many young people following the recent Stepping Stones course."

Comments included:

"It was a beautiful service and occasion."

"Such a lovely day. Thank you so much to all involved."

"A wonderful course for the young people. I learnt new things with them. Thank you so much.

"A great course and a lovely day!"

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