Bishop blessed churchgoers in Melton who affirmed promises to God

Bishop Martyn addresses the confirmation candidates PHOTO: Supplied
Bishop Martyn addresses the confirmation candidates PHOTO: Supplied
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Seventeen people were confirmed by the Bishop of Leicester, the Right Reverend Martyn Snow, at the Deanery Confirmation Service in St Mary’s Church, Melton, on Sunday.

Of those confirmed eleven were members from Melton Mowbray Team Parish. They included Brian Burgess, Annaleise Burrows, Adam and Zoe Chidlow, Jacob and Lucas Hughes, Lee Jones, Emma Moulson, Gill Needham, Christine Styles and Brian Wray.

Confirmation candidates gather round the font where Bishop Martyn sprinkled them with water PHOTO: Supplied

Confirmation candidates gather round the font where Bishop Martyn sprinkled them with water PHOTO: Supplied

The others were Keith Tuckwood and Christopher Wait from Asfordby Group of Churches, Pamela Kearsley-Bullen, Hannah Smith and Anna Weston from St Mary’s Church in Bottesford and Kat Marjoribanks from Emmanuel Church in Loughborough.

Candidates gathered round the font where they were anointed with oil and had water sprinkled on them. The service included hyms, readings, prayers, candle lighting, an offering, communion and the Bishop Martyn’s sermon.

The celebration was extra special for Annaleise Burrows who was baptised by the Rev Kevin Ashby the day before.