16th November 2008. Along with other parishioners, six of our pupils were Confirmed recently, at St Ffraid's Church, Glan Conwy; the Rt Revd John Davies, Bishop of St Asaph, officiated, assisted (of course !) by the Revd Tim Hall, our Chaplain. In his sermon, the Bishop preached from the parable of the talents (Matthew 25:14-28), encouraging the candidates to use their gifts well as part of their Christian commitment and that Confirmation was about praying for the Holy Spirit to enable them to do so; the Bishop commended our pupils for taking this public step of faith, saying that they were very courageous young people. After the service, the congregation enjoyed refreshments in Church House.
Pictured before the service, from left to right, are James Watson, Nick Lofthouse, Tim Muller, Hugo Edwards-Heathcote, Jake Roden and Helena Bollen. Clearly entering into the spirit of the occasion, the Bishop (irreverent Reverend ?) lets Tim and Jake practice gathering their future flocks !