Confirmation of Lesley Dale.
church was crowded with people from throughout the Whittlewood
Benefice that consists of the parishes of Abthorpe, Paulerspury.
Silverstone, Slapton and Whittlebury. They had come to witness and
give support at the confirmation of Lesley Dale by the Rt Revd
Donald Allister – Bishop of our Peterborough Diocese.
Bishop Donald looking
resplendent in his regalia, led Lesley to the font by the south
door of the church and asked her to confirm that she agreed with
the baptismal vows made on her behalf when she was an infant. Then
back at the chancel steps he laid his hand on Lesley’s head and
uttered the traditional words, ”Confirm, O Lord, your servant
with your Holy Spirit.” The congregation replied with
a loud Amen – we agree.
After the service the
congregation wandered across the village green to the Old School
– our village hall – for coffee, tea and refreshment plus of
course a chance to chat.
It truly was a delightful