Fourteen people from our benefice stepped forward in faith yesterday evening at St Mary's Church, Winterborne Whitechurch. Bishop Graham led the service in which they confirmed their commitment to their baptismal vows. With over a hundred people filling the church, there was a very special atmosphere. The singing in church was tremendous and the chatter in the school hall afterwards was animated and happy. Thank you to everyone for making this such a joyful occasion.
Our Benefice mission statement has been summarised in these three words. The churchwardens worked to make our mission statement shorter and achievable for our six parishes. With ‘Making Christ visible’ as our mission statement, we need to think beyond the beautiful church buildings and ensure that Christ is present in our communities through our actions and behaviour. Is this achievable? I believe so, and I was particularly encouraged by the fourteen people who made the decision to be confirmed by Bishop Graham last Wednesday at St Mary’s, Whitechurch.
Please pray for them as they step forward in faith!