Stokenchurch Parish Church was delighted to host a Deanery Confirmation Service on Sunday 18th October. In total there were twelve candidates for confirmation with four from Stokenchurch (Caroline Chappell, Beth France, Catriona McTavish, and Ethan Tomkinson) and two from Lane End (Chevonne Rennison and Graham Cartwright).
For our part, let us not forget our commitment to pray for those who have been confirmed: Defend, O Lord, these your servants with your heavenly grace, that they may continue yours for ever, and daily increase in your Holy Spirit more and more until they come to your everlasting kingdom. Amen
The Confirmation was led by Rt. Rev. Dr. Alan Wilson, the Bishop of Buckingham and was a marvellous celebration of the emerging faith of these new members of the Church of England.
The service had everything – a baptism, confirmations, anointing with oil and communion – and it was followed by a veritable festival of tea and cake. Can I extend my personal thanks to all those who baked, poured, served and tidied up after our celebrations and to all those who worked so hard before and during the confirmation service.